first I hate repositories, but it is unlikely they will go away. So we must strive to make sure that they are only needed for truly rare things. from my perspective the sunrise repo shouldn’t exist. and vcs builds should be in the tree. regen2 should strive to have everything possible in the tree. when it can’t an overlay should have all the capabilities of the main tree. meaning that an overlay shouldn’t automagically be considered less stable and require the keywording of all the ebuilds in it.
Posts with the tag emerge-ng:
gentoo is a source based distribution, and this is a good thing. why then has the ability to have trunk builds (which has been added to many overlay’s) seem like such a hack? all non-binary program ebuilds in the tree should have a ‘trunk’ version option. emerge –sync should then be able to find out whether trunk has been updated so you can correctly rebuild programs as needed with emerge –ask –verbose –update –deep –newuse world–This workby Caleb Cushingis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.
In short a concept aimed at forking Gentoo Linux. First some history and my own experiences.Gentoo is a sick adolescent who refuses to acknowledge his illness. Because he refuses to acknowledge the illness he can’t be helped. There are many who have ideas about how to help him. Some of those are wrong.Gentoo’s biggest problem? Democracy. Making it actually work is not easy. Most of the really successful, open source, projects have one or two people at the top.
at the time of this writing. a concept for software with a name that may not be it’s final, and it may never get done.emerge-ng should ultimately be a drop in replacement for the portage package (the main package manager) in gentoo linux.for clarity I will be referring to portage as the software and if I mean to refer to portage’s tree (basically one giant software repository), I will refer to it that way.