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Old 03-08-2010, 09:44 PM
Alec Warner
Default Reorganizing handling of target specific profiles (Was: Split desktop profile patches & news item for review)



-rw-r--r-- 1 antarus users 2653 Jun 4 2006 mixin-profiles.txt


On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Peter Hjalmarsson <xake@rymdraket.net> wrote:
> mån 2010-03-08 klockan 19:13 +0200 skrev Mart Raudsepp:
>> Instead I think we should be improving "eselect profile" to support
>> multiple inheriting /etc/make.profile files in a user friendly fashion,
>> and in the end removing 249 subprofiles, instead of adding 28+.
> I vote for this one. A profile being a only contains what is interesting
> for that profile, and you can "stash together" some profiles into your
> own cocktail.
> Yeah, I know it sounds horrible, but it would still be better then to
> only be able to focus on one small set.
> For example if I am using the GNOME DE, and have someone other also
> using my computer, but who really wants to use KDE. Should I have to
> find out what from the KDE profile to enable in my env to make my
> GNOME-profile also tingle for KDE?
> I think having a set of "base profiles" for toolchains and alike (i.e.
> default, hardened) would be good. Then be able to add for example
> desktop/gnome or server and/or selinux profiles on top would be
> interesting. This also for maintainers, as for example PeBenito can
> focus on the selinux part of the profiles, and do not have to keep up to
> date with which hardened-compilers are currently masked/unmasked.

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