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From: "Dawid Węgliński" <cla@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:40:45
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME by "Dawid Węgliński"
On Tuesday 27 October 2009 01:34:55 Dawid Węgliński wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 October 2009 00:26:38 Zeerak Waseem wrote: > > But instead of just giving the user the answer, wouldn't it be more > > appropriate, as far as understanding useflags and their uses goes, to > > give users lists of useflags and what they do. Ie a list of base use > > flags for say, kde, and also what basic useflags to disable, and a > > suggestion to read the descriptions of the useflags to add what's > > necessary. As the handbook currently does. I think with the > > documentation, one should have enough information to assess what useflags > > are desired for one's system. And then I'd suggest looking at the > > packages and the need for various use flags individually, if you want to. > > But the documentation provides basic useflags for running your system. > > But again, this is just my take on it :-) > > No. Handbook doesn't provide information on every useflag. For this you > have use{.local.,.}desc in PORTDIR/profiles/. And again, if you missread > my previous post - there's no way to standarize *every* useflag and tell > user "flag foo does bar". It's developer who should decide on behalf of > user what's the best configuration. And user has always choice to disable > some useflags and create his own configuration for his requirements. >
s@best configuration@best minimal configuration@ -- Cheers Dawid Węgliński