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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: eselect@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] eselect 1.0 is out
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:04:18
Message-Id: 20060209230138.0b8f2b62@snowdrop.home
1 Version 1.0 of eselect, the modular configuration framework, is now
2 out. All changes since 1.0_rc2 have been bugfixes.
4 We haven't split out some of the "shipped with eselect but not core
5 functionality" modules in this release, since I didn't want to break
6 anything horribly -- that will probably be done for 1.1. However, we're
7 providing a stable API now, so the "keep modules somewhere where the
8 eselect people can find them and fix them for you" request is lifted.
10 And since so few people seem to know this, despite it being a design
11 feature that goes back to the very first random prototype hack: you
12 don't have to run eselect module-name <args>. Many modules install a
13 module-name-config or an update-module-name or somesuch symlink, and
14 this is automatically recognised and converted internally.
16 [ No, I'm not the guy in charge of eselect. That's Aaron, but he's busy
17 and I needed eselect-1.0 before I could get GLEP 42 finalised. You
18 can look forward to eselect 1.0.1 when he returns and finds all the
19 stuff that I forgot to fix. ]
21 --
22 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Wearer of the shiny hat)
23 Mail : ciaranm at
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Re: [gentoo-dev] eselect 1.0 is out Eldad Zack <eldad@g.o>