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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolution - GTK Useflag Situation
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:46:23
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Resolution - GTK Useflag Situation by "John N. Laliberte"
1 On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 03:48:43PM +0000, John N. Laliberte wrote:
2 > * use flags were designed to enable/disable optional features, not to
3 > allow/deny installation of specific packages ( such as gtk-1)
4 > * gtk2 was never supposed to mean "i want to use gtk-2 only" - as the
5 > description says in use.desc, "Use gtk+-2.0.0 over gtk+-1.2 in cases where
6 > a program supports both."
7 Your decision to remove the gtk2 use flag takes away control from people
8 who were using it correctly (by what the description said). I'm not
9 against having gtk2 on my systems, but I prefer gtk1 interfaces,
10 primarily as they are a lot more lighter on memory and disk.
12 I use USE='gtk -gtk2', and putting gtk2 in my local package.mask is not
13 acceptable, because I do use applications with interfaces in gtk2 only
14 sometimes.
16 If your system has a way that I can get what I want, then that's fine,
17 but it just doesn't seem to be included in your email.
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20 Robin Hugh Johnson
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolution - GTK Useflag Situation Albert Hopkins <marduk@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolution - GTK Useflag Situation Chris White <chriswhite@g.o>