USE flag descriptions in metadata
On 17:11 Fri 06 Jun , Marius Mauch wrote:
> It's not about "forcing" anyone to do something but giving people enough
> information on how to implement it _if they choose to do so_. With the
> current GLEP they'd have to make arbitrary decisions if e.g. a flag is
> defined in both use.local.desc and metadata.xml, or some people might
> think that it replaces use.local.desc completely.
> Really, all I'm looking for is something like
> "This proposal does not intend to replace the existing use.local.desc
> format. If a flag is defined for a package in both use.local.desc and
> metadata.xml the latter should be preferred by tools"
> Do you really consider that to be such a huge deal?
From a council perspective, I think that we should have GLEPs that
promote a certain solution as one that should be preferred and should
deprecate another. We need to take a stand on the best way to do things
and to have GLEPs that do the same, choosing the better direction to
motivate people to do things that way. If that stand turns out to be
wrong after people have spent some time doing the work, we can revert
the GLEP and unapprove it.
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