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From: Maciej Mrozowski <reavertm@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:39:20
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME by Jeremy Olexa
On Saturday 24 of October 2009 16:00:03 Jeremy Olexa wrote:

> Just so it is clear and there aren't any questions in the future. The > XFCE team maintains a set of recommended global use flags in our docs[1] > (maintained by Josh (nightmorph)). So, whatever direction this ends up, > xfce will not be going down that same road.
Well, if XFCE 'satisfying use deps' USE flags are not excessive, I think they could stay in desktop (parent) profile of course as desktop profile is meant for general use desktop. This would address some parts of Nirbheek's concern.
> Additionally, One cool thing about Gentoo is that you *can* have more > than one DE installed. We don't have things like KGentoo =P I hope this > profile thing doesn't make it harder for end users to use GNOME and KDE > at the same time.
That's the 'edge' case we encounter. Of course splitting desktop profile *will* make it harder for them to have GNOME and KDE at the same time. But, to be clear, we're talking here mainly about default USE flags (not gnome-base/* entries in package.mask in KDE subprofile... hmm, jmbsvicetto? worth considering... ;) ) Splitting profiles is to provide out of the box desktop specific solutions (because that's what majority uses afaik, though I don't have any poll to back my words), not to prevent anyone from mixing things - those may just need the same package.use/make.conf effort to set it up (mainly to satisfy USE deps, as one can put recommended USE flags in +EAPI-1 IUSE in desktop environment ebuilds after all). -- regards MM


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