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From: Steven Elling <ellings@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] initial portage-ng doc online
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 11:42:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] initial portage-ng doc online by Daniel Robbins
1 On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 18:27, Daniel Robbins wrote:
2 > Hi All,
3 >
4 > We have updated the Portage project page:
5 >
6 >
7 >
8 > It now includes an updated timeline, a Portage roadmap/TODO (there are a
9 > few broken links in here, known issue) and a Portage-ng specification
10 > document which is viewable here:
12 In section 3 (Provide a coherent model for (meta)data representation and
13 storage), how about a single API for accessing portage data that is both
14 efficient and well-designed with the ability to change the back-end used
15 to store the data.
17 i.e. Allow the user/administrator to setup a database (MySQL,
18 PostgreSQL, Oracle, dbm, etc.) either locally or remotely and use it to
19 store portage data. Kinda like emergesql but with the ability to store
20 information about what packages are installed on which systems.
22 There are other things that could be done to with this model. How about
23 using different classes of settings for the Portage system (make.conf).
24 Have a class for workstations, servers, firewalls, x86, ppc, Pentium,
25 Athlon, etc. and then place each Gentoo Linux system in one or more of
26 these classes.
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