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Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> said:
> On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:10:58 +0200
> Robert Buchholz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > our current VCS is inhibiting development and innovation. our
> > > > repo layout is not!
> > >
> > > I would say it is (exherbo is a half-decent example of something I
> > > think is better).
> > What problems are we trying to solve?
> > Why is the exherbo approach better?
> The Exherbo approach relies upon the package manager being good at
> dealing with larger numbers of interdependent repositories. Unless
> you've got a way of making Portage support things like repository deps,
> unavailable-format repositories  and multiple repositories with
> multiple dependencies, switching is going to make things pretty much
> unusable for anyone using Portage...
which is a perfect example for why the repo layout discussion should not
be dragged into this. lets switch to something better now (a better VCS)
and then to something even better (a nicer repo layout) afterwards. if we
take up the repo layout discussion we will be going nowhere...
yes - i want pink ponies too. but for now, i'll settle for purple ones...
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