On 11/06/2010 11:45 AM, Alex Alexander wrote:
> On 6 Nov 2010, at 16:37, "Anthony G. Basile" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> The hardened team is planning to restructure its profiles so that there
>> is no version. Thus on a amd64 system,
>>  hardened/linux/amd64/10.0
>>  hardened/linux/amd64/10.0/no-multilib
>> would appear as
>>  hardened/linux/amd64
>>  hardened/linux/amd64/no-multilib
>> We're planning on starting with the minor arches and then moving onto
>> x86 and amd64. Since this has the potential to impact all profiles
>> (given the complex inheritance structure), we'd like any feedback or
>> caveats before we proceed.
>> Anthony G. Basile (blueness)
>> and the hardened team
>> Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
>> Gentoo Developer
> I'd like to know why you made this decision
> also, what will you do in the future if the need to make a change that breaks stuff shows up?
> Alex | wired | sent from my i4
The idea here is that if the version changes from 10.0 to 12.0 or
whatever, then the user doesn't have to change profiles. They can just
stay on (say) hardened/linux/amd64 and we'll make the profile change
behind the scene by modifying a line like ../../../releases/10.0 to
Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.