Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Fwd: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for items for September 13 council meeting
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 23:05:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Fwd: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for items for September 13 council meeting by Ciaran McCreesh
On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 11:53:50PM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:47:17 -0400 > "Aaron W. Swenson" <titanofold@g.o> wrote: > > I second the allowing dots in USE flag names. Definitely would be > > helpful for declaring version related USE flags. > > You know you won't be able to mention such flags in the base profile, > right? At least not for a year or more, until the base profile's eapi > can be set to something other than 0.
use.desc and use.local.desc don't have EAPI versioning either; as such they're eapi=0 till versioning is introduced (and then wait till the support is deployed far enough to avoid breaking people). Meaning, just the same as I said on this bug... this isn't viable, and frankly it's not really a deal breaker lacking it. It can be worked around. If folks want it, they're going to need to sort out all of the backward compatibility issues *prior* to trying to shove it into eapi. ~harring