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From: Gilles Dartiguelongue <eva@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:12:23
Message-Id: 1340532682.14346.10.camel@kanae
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] gtk3 useflag and support of older toolkits by hasufell
Just to remember everyone what gnome team actually tried to achieve to
reduce any pain from users or devs alike with gnome3 work:
 * have libs slotted when possible (to the extent of manpower
available), so gtk USE flag means gtk, whatever slot is needed by the
package using it,
 * have applications use one toolkit or the other according to maturity
of the interface and will of the maintainer. This avoids useless
back/forward porting work when upstream actually doesn't care about one
of the toolkits in question

The problem raised in this thread is when the package is hard to
maintain in a splitted form, not in the control of gnome team, or
upstream does not want to split at all.

We do this split work when it is sustainable by the team, not just
because it's better, please bear that in mind.

FTR, I still don't see the real problem in the current solution hence
the issue was not brought formally to PMS team earlier. Again, this
approach was exposed months ago to this very ml and most likely to
#gentoo-dev as well and nobody raised an objection on the method used.

Gilles Dartiguelongue <eva@g.o>


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