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From: James M Long <jlong@××××××××××××.gov>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] CVS ebuild's and Portage possibilities
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 04:45:17
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] CVS ebuild's and Portage possibilities by Joshua Pierre
1 I for one have been thinking about that very thing and have been trying to get a better understanding of the ebuild/Portage system as it is now. The CVS software idea is a good one to try, but maybe it can be done with incoming, like other software that is normally not ready for prime time.(at least in Gentoo).
2 Specifically for e17... this will be a rather large project in itself, since the specs, libs and even apps seem to be in constant flux. I think it would be interesting to see if the smaller apps can be maintained with their releases, I am going to try to write the ebuilds necessary to do Entice.. Rasterman's newest image viewer, this will use alot of the base libs and apps from e17. Maybe it is something that can be built upon. Eventually I see that e17 will have to be looked at like KDE or GNOME. Anyway, I think I need to get some sleep... rambling now :)
4 James...
6 On Sun, 28 Oct 2001 18:55:49 +0800
7 Joshua Pierre <joshua@×××××.com> wrote:
9 > Afternoon Gents,
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11 > Last night I was sitting on IRC and conversing with pekdon in #gentoo about e17 (Enlightenment DR 0.17) and the possibility of having compatable ebuilds that work for software in development using CVS.
12 >
13 > We came to the conclusion that we could have a directory in Portage called cvs which is masked by default to prevent people not familiar with cvs software from accidently downloading it. We would also not provide support due to the nature of the software and we could enter disclaimers on the ebuild asking for y/n input.
14 >
15 > Please let me know if this is do-able as I would really like to see this happen so we can still maintain a clean system with up to date software.
16 >
17 > Regards,
18 >
19 > Joshua
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21 > You can do it, you can do it all night long
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32 James M Long jlong@××××××××.gov
33 Linux System Admin/Network Engineer semaj@×××××.org