|| ||Thomas Anderson <gentoofan23-AT-gentoo.org>|
|| ||Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz-AT-gentoo.org>|
|| ||Re: Initial Council Meeting Summary for 12 March
|| ||Sat, 14 Mar 2009 10:09:59 -0400|
Areas of responsibility:
AMD64, Secretary to the Gentoo Council
lu_zero: absent(?, waiting for feedback), 37 minutes late
Note: The following two proposals were discussed before it was realized
that there was not sufficient time to discuss all of them. At that point a
call for objections to any of the proposals found at  was asked for,
and none were made. A full list of proposals for EAPI 3 follow.
- New phase: pkg_pretend
This phase is most useful for displaying conflicting USE flags at
dependency resolution time(pretend), though it has various other uses
so that errors about installing the package can be displayed before
installation of packages begin.
Approved for the draft.
- [flag(+/-)] USE dependencies
This may be needed when one wishes to depend on a package with a
certain USE flag but if the USE flag is not present in that package
assume it is on or off(+ and - respectively).
Approved for the draft.
- Multislot Dependency Specifications
This allows ebuils to tell the package manager that runtime
dependencies are not swappable(:1 installed at runtime can't be
removed even though :2 'satisfies' the dependency).
- PROPERTIES mandatory in cache
Some information provided by this variable is useful at --pretend
- DEFINED_PHASES mandatory in cache
Same reasons as for PROPERTIES, but is also useful for determining
the phases a package provides with just the cache.
- Provide a default src_install prototype.
Get rid of the need for the src_install functions with just `emake
install` in them. Some discussion is needed to clear up issues with a
DOCS variable for extra documentation and a list of docs to
automatically get installed.
- Provide a `docompress` function.
This function serves as a replacement for prepalldocs. `docompress`
can optionally compress files in /usr/share/doc according to a set of
inclusion and exclusion lists.
- Provide a '-r' option to `dodoc`
Providing a way to put `dodoc` in recursive mode is widely accepted.
- Make `doins` preserve symlinks
This obsoletes the `cp -R` constructs frequently seen and is easy to
- Limit values in $USE to those in $IUSE.
Certain USE_EXPAND flags may be in USE even if they aren't
specifically set in IUSE. Eliminate this.
The Council agreed to have portage implement as many of these as
possible in a month and then make that EAPI 3.
Technical Agenda Items:
- GLEP 54
Thomas(tanderson) sent out a comparison of GLEP 54 and the liveebuild proposals.
Among those discussing GLEP 54 there was a general consensus that
there was nothing wrong with it as a first step to get correct
ordering. Luca(lu_zero) commented that all he was concerned about was
that there was not enough 'meat' to the GLEP.
Doug(Cardoe) and Luca(lu_zero) intend to write a
GLEP to handle the second part of the problem(making the revision
available to ebuilds/package manager/users.
- GLEP 55
Petteri, Zac, and Ciaran were supposed to benchmark the various
proposals and report back. Zac did not write the code for portage so
Petteri had nothing to report on this issue. Ciaran commented that
the solutions other than GLEP 55 had a 50% slowdown in the valid cache
situation compared to GLEP55, but did not post the raw numbers or the
Zac needs to benchmark the proposals in portage.
- Migration of KEYWORDS from ebuilds to profiles:
Ned Ludd(solar) brought this up, but it came up in the middle of agenda
items so was not talked about much. Some points were made that such a scheme
would require a git conversion, but nothing was agreed upon.
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