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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-soc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-soc] Idea: Add tags support to Portage
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:44:05
Message-Id: 49C9709C.8030106@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-soc] Idea: Add tags support to Portage by alexsmk
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Hi,

I've received number of emails from people who are interested in
working on "tags support" as an soc project (I've added 8 people as
bcc recipients of this email). However, I think that this project is
inappropriate for soc because it is too trivial. Once we've decided
on the method that tags will be expressed (metadata.xml or a new
variable in ebuilds), adding support for it to just about any tool
should only amount to approximately 1 or 2 hours of work (pretty
trivial).

Anyway, the first step to adding tag support is to propose a
specification to the gentoo-dev mailing list. There has already been
some recent discussion on this topic [1]. Typically, extensions like
this are proposed as a GLEP before they are implemented. For
example, a recent extension that is similar in scope to tags was
glep 56 [3].

[1]
http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_49d13fd1a36cdf2464df7e99ab05b44c.xml
[2] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0001.html
[3] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0056.html
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Thanks,
Zac
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