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From: Gunnar Wrobel <wrobel@g.o>
Subject: Re: status of w-c
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 16:50:43 +0200
Hi Renat,

> 1) Show-stoppers:
>
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124440: webapp.eclass calls emerge
>         Suggested solution (webapp-cleaner) posted to the bug. I plan to add it
>         to the tree in about a week unless there are objections.

Great, thanks for the fix.

> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136959: webapps gets uninstalled on
> reinstall w/ USE="vhost"
>         Suggested solution (eclass fixes) posted to
>         http://www.vhost-tools.org/ticket/32 . I would like to fix this ASAP
>         without waiting for w-c-1.60. Stuart and wrobel, please review and post
>         comments.

I am pretty certain that I can review it this week. I only gave it a
short glance so far but this needs a closer look.

> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130371: webapp-config not installing
> files with correct permissions
>         w-c removes +x on files copied to vhost, which breaks CGI apps. This
>         needs to be fixed in w-c. wrobel: any thoughts on the timeline?

I'll add that to my urgent todo-list and should be able to get it done
in the next two weeks.

> 2) Needed functionality:
>
> http://www.vhost-tools.org/ticket/6: allow webapp-config to install multiple
> apps in the same directory
>         Needed for plugins etc

Would not really like to do that for the current w-c version. But I
admit that I did not try to determine how much time it would take to
implement it in the current version.

> 3) Needs closure:
>
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124443: webapp.eclass: SLOT mishandling
>         I'm planning to remove the warning from the eclass tomorrow. Since
>         Halcy0n retired, we should check with QA again whether PVR is
>         acceptable.
>
> IMO, the rest can wait. Stuart and wrobel: I would very much appreciate your
> comments on the above bugs and proposed solutions. Also, wrobel, it'd be great
> to get your thoughts on the timeline for w-c-1.60.

Thanks for the effort. I know that I need some pushing concerning w-c
at the moment. It is hard to determine the timeline on w-c-1.60. The
majority of the basic structure is there and the stuff I have been
doing in the last weeks was adding small bits and pieces of
functionality back in. I added a short PLANNING.txt file but that does
not contain too much information yet. I'd definitely like to get the
configuration structure completed before I finish this document. At
that point the class structure should be clear enough to continue
together on the newer version. I hesitate to make promises on the
timeline since that often turns out to be too optimistic. I'd
definitely suggest we continue to use the 1.50.* line for a while and
kill the most important bugs there.

I'm definitely not going to give up on the w-c-1.60 version because I
feel we need a better structure in order to be able to efficiently
maintain the code. I do see the benefit of that in layman and would
like to have a similar situation with w-c.

Cheers

Gunnar

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