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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo scientific overlay
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 15:46:54 -0800
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Marcus D. Hanwell wrote:
| On Sunday 11 December 2005 22:27, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
|>How do you plan to keep this in sync with changes in the regular tree?
|>How is our own solution superior to getting together with gentopia or
|>something similar that already exists?
|>
|
| Like I said anything that gets moved into portage will be deleted from
the
| overlay. I could probably write a script to check for conflicts but I
didn't
| envisage this being a major problem. I don't think it is necessarily
superior
| to gentopia or the php overlay - what would be the advantage of getting
| together with them?

No need to maintain duplicate infrastructures.

|>OK, so this overlay is only for new packages, and not for changes to
|>existing ones?
|>
|
| Originally it was intended for new ebuilds, alphas, betas (e.g. the grace
| betas) and experimental stuff. I thought it would be a good place to try
| things out, and once they were working to put into portage. Also as a
good
| place to help train new developers that come to the herd and foster a
greater
| range of scientific applications in Gentoo.

OK. I can definitely see training. Some people do prefer overlays for
ebuilds in progress, but I prefer -* keywords and keeping them in the
tree so all the history stays in the same place. In the same vein, I use
package.mask for beta's rather than a separate overlay.

Thanks,
Donnie
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