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From: Steve Long <slong@...>
Subject: Re: PMS
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 14:05:49 +0000
Marius Mauch wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 06:46:32 +0000
> Steve Long <slong@...> wrote:
>> The concern I have with this is that PMS as developed by an external
>> team is now being seen as authoritative for the whole of Gentoo.
> No version of PMS is authorative until it actually gets approved, and
> all existing versions are just drafts. And an approved version would be
> a finished document, not a repository, so the location or who works on
> it is meaningless in this regard, though it might have an effect on
> which versions will eventually get approved.
Ah thanks for the clarification, genone. Makes me feel more relaxed about
it, although I note that others are clearly taking the draft as
authoritative. I hope there won't be backlash if people start writing
ebuilds using new features, only for them not to be approved for the Gentoo

There is no guarantee, aiui, that just because the Paludis guys have
designed and implemented something and put it in the draft PMS hosted
externally, it will be implemented, either in the same way or at all, in
portage and pkgcore. That starts to cause dev mindshare issues, imo, and
could lead to further acrimony later on down the line.

It will surely lead to more disparaging comments about portage, as we have
already seen. Personally I find them annoying simply because portage has
built so many Gentoo systems, which we all use out of choice.

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