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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-core@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-releng@l.g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-core] x86 2004.2 Profile
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 13:55:10
Message-Id: 1089384178.11036.43.camel@localhost
1 On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 09:34, John Davis wrote:
2 > Is this that necessary? Why couldn't we merge this stuff into the
3 > default 2004.0 profile? It would impact more users that way (and even
4 > more if it was integrated into the 1.4 profile). With stackable profiles
5 > on their way (the only blocker now is the bootstrap script which is
6 > being worked on), does it make sense to create yet another profile?
8 For consitency's sake, yes, it is necessary. I don't want to build a
9 machine today using the 2004.0 profile and build a machine tomorrow
10 using *the same profile* and have one using xfree and one using
11 xorg-x11.
13 It also diminishes the number of bugs that will crop up from confused
14 users. Personally, I believe that a profile should never be changed
15 once it is created, as it introduces many of those "undocumented
16 changes" that our users are starting to get tired of seeing. We have an
17 obligation to our users. A 24K profile being added to the portage tree
18 will not kill us. Hopefully, we'll be getting rid of all of the
19 "legacy" profiles in the future, and this profile will be deleted, but
20 for now, I think it is absolutely necessary.
22 I also think that this needs to be discussed on -dev and not -core,
23 which is why I sent my emails there, as this directly impacts our users
24 and is something I am sure they're interested in.
26 --
27 Chris Gianelloni
28 Release Engineering QA Manager/Games Developer
29 Gentoo Linux
31 Is your power animal a penguin?


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[gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-core] x86 2004.2 Profile Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>