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From: Steve Long <slong@...>
Subject: [project] Re: [RFC] some global useflags
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 12:42:34 +0100
Ryan Hill wrote:
> Steve Long wrote:
>> Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
>> > Steve Long wrote:
>> >> > Have a look at, for example, [1], where Mike already gave you an
>> >> > answer one of the previous times we discussed it.
>> >> >
>> >> I'm aware of the prior discussion.
>> >> Re-read it, and tell me what it breaks, if you can.
>> > 
>> > Well, which part of the previous times it's been explained to you
>> > didn't you understand?
>> > 
>> No one has ever given me a technical reason. I thought you might have
>> light to shed; clearly not.
>> Please don't reply to my posts if you don't have any actual
>> information to add; I realise you like long fruitless mail
>> 'discussions', and apparently have lots of time for them, but I
>> don't, and I don't enjoy reading them either. This kind of one-liner
>> with zero content, and no intent but to insult, should simply be
>> binned without sending imo.
> Okay, Steve, stop.  I don't think you realize it, but you are trolling
> this list.
That wasn't my intention; I added that comment simply to stop the flow of
one-line emails.

> Every second post is you and Ciaran bitching at each other 
I do wish one of you devs would pick him up on his behaviour _on the list_
one of these days.. instead it's _always_ me who gets the flak.

Or do you think his post was anything other than a "one-liner with zero
content, and no intent but to insult"?

> or you complaining about every single thing we do that you
> don't personally like.
Not complaining, simply pointing out better ways to do things; a technical
discussion iow. The reason that has been more difficult a discussion than
it should be is because of the unpleasant comments from McCreesh, Ferdy and

> We appreciate your input, but please respect our 
> right to do things the way we think is best for us, even if they aren't
> aligned to your personal preferences.
I was never under the impression that Gentoo devs would do anything other
than whatever they wanted.

Can you tell me what a 'server' USE flag _breaks_?

Re: [project] Re: [RFC] some global useflags
-- Alec Warner
Re: [project] Re: [RFC] some global useflags
-- David Leverton
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