Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:59:13
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME by Duncan <>
Duncan wrote:
> Actually, yes. Gentoo has never been a hand-holding distribution. We > try to provide documentation and reasonable defaults for any apps the > user chooses to install, and let the user configure what they will. >
Gentoo is about choice. Well, except for the choice to not have to choose... I don't see why having some nice polished sets of use flags is a bad thing. Personally, I find it a pain when I've emerged half of my system only to find out I left out some critical use flag (my use flags take up several lines now). Sure, leave users a choice, but there is no harm in giving them some pointers. Gentoo should be fully usable in a USE="" state, but that doesn't mean that we need to make users start out from this point.