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From: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [GLEP 56] metadata.xml USE flag descriptions [Clarifications]
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 17:11:39
1 Howdy all,
3 Further questions regarding use.desc have come up with regard to this
4 GLEP. My proposed solution would be a potential amendment to the GLEP to
5 state that
7 <flag name='png' />
9 Would be allowed. This syntax is not actually disallowed or allowed by
10 the current GLEP, but mentioning it would allow a metadata.xml contain
11 all the USE flags that appear in IUSE, even the global ones. By using
12 the above syntax, it would simply state that there is no additional
13 descriptions or details but to just use the use.desc description.
15 Further more, it would allow us in the future to make that mandatory and
16 repoman would only have to check metadata.xml for your USE flag.
18 Comments, Suggestions, Input are all welcome.
20 --
21 Doug Goldstein
22 Gentoo Developer