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From: Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>
To: gentoo-qa@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-qa] Support of other package managers
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 17:50:56
This email is to gauge the opinion of everyone that is currently on the
QA team as to the matter of supporting other package managers with our tree.

As I see it, the tree is for Portage, and it is nice if it works with
other package managers (such as pkgcore or paludis), but I do not
believe we should be making changes, of any kind, just to improve how
their programs work.  I have no problems with rewrites of Portage, but
making changes to the live tree for something other than Portage does
not seem to make sense to me.  If we decide to recognize rewrites as
official alternatives, then making changes makes sense, but until that
point, I don't believe it does.

I would appreciate feedback on this so that we can come to some sort of
agreement on how situations such as this should be handled.


Mark Loeser   -   Gentoo Developer (cpp gcc-porting qa toolchain x86)
email         -   halcy0n AT gentoo DOT org
                  mark AT halcy0n DOT com
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Re: [gentoo-qa] Support of other package managers Stephen Bennett <spb@g.o>