The idea of the overlay is not just to add new ebuilds, but to test
new patches or ebuilds for the existing packages. I'm also very busy
lately, but the idea is to fix the existing bugs and then add new
packages, and the overlay is a great place to put all our work, it is
really easy for us to test the work of others, and, with some luck,
users will use the overlay and thus test even more the ebuilds before
being in portage, improving the quality of the stable ebuilds.
Lucas Chiesa (tulku)
On 12/12/05, Patrick Kursawe <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 08:28:34PM +0000, Marcus D. Hanwell wrote:
> [scientific overlay]
> > I would welcome any feedback you guys might have. It is pretty easy to check
> > out a copy of it and keep it up to date - I put instructions on the site. Be
> > warned that the ebuilds in the overlay will generally be more experimental
> > and may need work.
> Don't want to discourage anyone, but looking at the bugzilla lists for the
> sci herd I get the impression that there's still quite a lot to do about
> the existing ebuilds in the tree - do you really think that more
> experimental stuff is the right priority?
> I am not in the position to complain since I have been rather idle in the
> last months (work is eating up my time) and I don't want you to get the
> impression that I am trying to tell you what to do.
> Just wondering,
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