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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] call for agenda items -- council meeting 2017-09-10
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:23:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] call for agenda items -- council meeting 2017-09-10 by Matt Turner
1 W dniu wto, 05.09.2017 o godzinie 13∶54 -0700, użytkownik Matt Turner
2 napisał:
3 > As an arch tester, I can tell you that it's horribly boring and
4 > tedious work. I'd be happy to drop most keywords to ~arch (and Tobias
5 > and I have agreed to do exactly this for alpha). In my experience as a
6 > member of the MIPS team I can also tell you that fully ~arch is
7 > terrible for stage building -- you're constantly dealing with generic
8 > unstable problems and not with anything specific to the architecture
9 > or stage building. Dropping profiles to dev/exp only exacerbate this
10 > problem.
11 >
12 > As such, I suggest that instead we consider dropping everything
13 > outside of the @system set (and its dependencies) to ~arch for select
14 > architectures. This will ensure that the core system remains stable
15 > and stage building goes as smoothly as possible. With the
16 > significantly reduced stabilization work load, I suspect that the arch
17 > testers can keep up with keyword requests and stabilization requests
18 > for @system packages.
19 >
21 Talking about dropping to @system is easy. But given the horrible amount
22 of USE flags involving minor dependencies, this is really hard to do.
23 I think it might even be easier to actually drop to ~arch first,
24 and start restoring stable keywords from there, i.e. go on as-needed
25 basis rather than trying to figure out what's not needed.
27 --
28 Best regards,
29 Michał Górny