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From: "Tomáš Chvátal" <scarabeus@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] obs eclasses
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:33:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] obs eclasses by Ulrich Mueller
2011/9/13 Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>:
>>>>>> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Donnie Berkholz wrote: > >> Thanks for the reminder; I looked, and it turns out that we now have >> a great precedent. > >> Quoting PMS: > >> "The required bash version was retroactively updated from 3.0 to 3.2 >> in November 2009 (see http://www.gentoo. >> org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20091109.txt)." > >> So we could just retroactively update it again and let people scream >> if they're actually affected by this. >
I would really like if we do it properly this time. So it is done for goot and does not reappear from time to time.
> If you read the quoted council log, you'll find that the retroactive > change was done because usage of bash 3.2 features in the tree was > already widespread at that time. This is very different from the > current situation, therefore it is not at all a precedent. >
As is Ulrich saying, it was done because everyone at that point was using such features. Not because we wanted those features to be used. Cheers Tom