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From: Tom Wijsman <TomWij@g.o>
To: phajdan.jr@g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] dropping redundant stable keywords
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:56:04
Message-Id: 20140128175438.1b749929@TOMWIJ-GENTOO
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] dropping redundant stable keywords by "Paweł Hajdan
1 On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:33:05 -0800
2 ""Paweł Hajdan, Jr."" <phajdan.jr@g.o> wrote:
4 > Why not allow maintainers to drop redundant stable and even ~arch
5 > keywords from their packages?
7 We already do that to a great extent; only removing the last keyword
8 present is a bad idea, because in that case the package would need to
9 be masked to indicate its brokenness. Otherwise repoman will warn... ;)
11 > Then these old ebuilds will stay with _only_ slow arch keywords.
13 We're already doing this too, that's not the problem in that thread; the
14 problem is that ebuilds stay behind (regardless of dropping keywords),
15 because they block progress as well as require extra maintenance.
17 > If they were working back then, they will continue to work now, since
18 > there are not that many changes to break things as opposed to
19 > faster-moving arches.
21 That's a generalization, I can just as well claim here that if a change
22 does break something that it takes longer for that change to be fixed;
23 especially when we're talking about slow architectures.
25 --
26 With kind regards,
28 Tom Wijsman (TomWij)
29 Gentoo Developer
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