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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 29 (USE Flag Grouping) Updates
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 22:51:20
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP 29 (USE Flag Grouping) Updates by Ciaran McCreesh
1 On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 09:19:14PM +0100 or thereabouts, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
2 > Which is why I'm discouraging -@GROUPS for people who don't know what
3 > they're doing. Although, if you understand how it works, it's entirely
4 > obvious...
6 This is a key point. I would hope that we don't make architectural
7 decisions that cater to those users who don't know what they're doing.
8 Gentoo has historically been a distro targeted at users who *do* know what
9 they're doing.
11 That's not to say we can't help those who are newer to linux (perhaps
12 warning messages or something if -@GROUP is used?) but the functionality
13 should assume a savvy user.
15 That's purely my opinion and it's bound to piss at least one person off.
16 Let the flames begin.
18 --kurt