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From: David Seifert <soap@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] NEWS item for games destabling
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:46:17
Message-Id: 1511102762.13490.8.camel@gentoo.org
NEWS item for de-stabled games

    Title: No stable KEYWORDS for Gentoo Games
    Author: David Seifert <    soap@g.o    >
    Content-Type: text/plain
    Posted: 2017-11-19
    Revision: 1
    News-Item-Format: 1.0
    Display-If-K    eyword: amd64 x86

    As the Games team does not have enough manpower to keep tabs on all
    games packages, we have dropped all games-* ebuilds to unstable
    KEYWORDS (modulo those required by stable non-games packages). If
    you have any of these stable games packages installed, you will have
    to add them to /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords/ manually.
    Failures related to missing stable KEYWORDS will show up like

      The following keyword changes are necessary to proceed:
       (see "package.accept_keywords" in the portage(5) man page for
    more details)
      # required by @selected
      # required by @world (argument)
      =games-action/0verkill-0.16-r4 ~amd64

    While we accept that this will cause some irritation for the
    community,
    pretending we have a well supported games collection by having a
    wealth
    of stable games packages is misleading at best. By having 99% of
    games
    be unstable, we convey the expectation users should have - namely
    that
    games in Gentoo are not part of crucial Tier 1 packages.

    We welcome contributions from outsiders willing to polish up the
    games
    landscape in Gentoo.

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] NEWS item for games destabling Sergei Trofimovich <slyfox@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] NEWS item for games destabling Benda Xu <heroxbd@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] NEWS item for games destabling David Seifert <soap@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] NEWS item for games destabling Christopher Head <chead@×××××.ca>