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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:29:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Alec Warner
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:16:42 -0700
Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
> I don't think the documentation forbids what these developers are > doing. "This means that counting goes as follows: 1.0 (initial version), 1.0-r1, 1.0-r2, etc." It's not illegal, but it's also not in line with how versions and slots have interacted up until now.
> I think you implemented a nice heuristic for your users in your > resolver that used to work because slots had a typical set of users > cases and the heuristic performed well in those cases. > > Now people are occasionally using slots in a different way and your > heuristic penalizes those cases. That sucks, but you might have to > actually change your resolver because I don't think 'funky-slots' > properties is going to garner much adoption.
You mean, instead of implementing trivial marking, which takes developers a few seconds, you want to screw over users? I think that says a lot about Gentoo's attitude... -- Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>