Gentoo Archives: gentoo-qa

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-qa@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-qa] Support of other package managers
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 06:11:11
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-qa] Support of other package managers by Mark Loeser
On Tuesday 16 May 2006 19:57, Mark Loeser wrote:
> Whatever the decision is, the addition of another package manager makes > QA harder to do since we have to consider all of them.
not really ... you have one official manager and QA tests with that
> The > decision should be made if we plan on supporting it so we can work on > actually supporting it, or if this should be a completely separate > project and they can work on their own to make changes to ebuilds which > support their own functionality.
why do we have to support it ? this seems like a perfectly good application of EAPI that the portage peeps keep talking about if you have a hard dcument of what it means to be compatible with EAPI=0, then i see no reason to block any package manager that conforms to it whatever the latest EAPI version that the official package manager (portage is the current official one) supports is what the tree must conform to -mike