Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Zachary Kline <Z_kline@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds?
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 04:08:46
Message-Id: BAY102-DAV75352C9C2AF2BCB7BEF8B8F870@phx.gbl
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds? by William Hubbs
    I was familiar with this process, just didn't think it applied to these 
particular packages.  The ebuild version specification system is a bit tough 
to get used to: version numbers in particular.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Hubbs" <williamh@g.o>
To: <gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds?

> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Hi Zack, > > first off, are you familiar with the masked packages and how to use > them? Some of the packages you want might not be marked stable yet. > > Basically, if you want to use something that isn't stable, you can do > something like this: > > echo app-accessibility/emacspeak >> /etc/portage/package.mask > > You can substitute any other package you want to use for > app-accessibility/emacspeak, it was just an example. If there are new > versions of packages that you know about that are not in the tree, you > can file a bug at and request a version bump for > the package. > > The way to get things moved to stable is to use them and report problems > to the bugzilla address I gave above. If packages do not have bugs > open, they will eventually be marked stable. > > Thanks, > > William > > On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 06:56:19PM -0800, Zachary Kline wrote: >> Hello, >> (For some reason my emails to the list haven't been getting through >> using my old address, so I subscribed this one...) >> I've noticed that several accessibility-related ebuilds are out of sync >> with the latest available from the upstream sources. Orca comes to mind, >> as does Emacspeak and Speechd-El. I'm not terribly familiar with the >> Gentoo ebuild creation process, nor with who, if anyone, is supposed to >> maintain these. I do notice, for instance, that Orca is at 2.1 upstream >> and 1.00 here. I don't want to fall behind, if possible, in terms of >> features and such. >> Is this an issue which I should report elsewhere? Should I try to make >> ebuilds for these packages myself? >> Thanks much, >> Zack. >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and more?.then map the best >> route! >> >> >> -- >> gentoo-accessibility@g.o mailing list >> > > - -- > William Hubbs > gentoo accessibility team lead > williamh@g.o > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQFF56KkblQW9DDEZTgRAun9AJwOutDSR7+k/gHI4iHly+B+idzInwCfdD13 > 90cpB8MWyMsHDIHxLDXKF20= > =QtQd > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > -- > gentoo-accessibility@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds? William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>