Gentoo Archives: gentoo-portage-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Alexander Berntsen <alexander@××××××.net>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] [PATCH 2/3] emerge: Rename --autounmask-write to --autounmask
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:45:16
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] [PATCH 2/3] emerge: Rename --autounmask-write to --autounmask by Alexander Berntsen
1 On Sunday 19 January 2014 05:48:33 Alexander Berntsen wrote:
2 > On 19/01/14 10:20, Mike Frysinger wrote:
3 > > typically when we delete/rename an option, we give users a heads
4 > > up. that means a cycle where the old option exists but emits a
5 > > warning before switching to the new one. then we can delete it.
6 >
7 > We should have a news item.
9 i don't think so. i doubt this flag is in common use enough to warrant
10 spamming every user of Gentoo. especially when the people who do use it can
11 easily be migrated per my recommendation. similarly, people who do use this
12 flag but miss the news would be broken.
14 generally speaking, i think it makes a lot more sense to put the notice at the
15 point where it matters.
16 -mike


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