On Donnerstag 03 November 2011 11:59:55 Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> On Thu, 3 Nov 2011, Andreas K Huettel wrote:
> > On Donnerstag 03 November 2011 10:16:53 Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> >> As we do have the "$delay before breaking old" period, usually with
> >> $delay="1 year": Should we also apply this $delay to the output of
> >> above command?
> > Makes all perfect sense... however I suggest to agree on a general
> > scheme and go ahead manually first if implementation and/or
> > discussion of its details or planned features is lingering...
> How about this:
> - Possible split points are only at the end of years.
> - Start at the end of the file and go backwards.
> - Split it whenever the piece after the split point is larger than $size.
> - Stop if the next split point is less than $delay ago.
> Reasonable values are 50 or 100 KiB for $size and 1 year for $delay,
Sounds good. So, we have a spec... and the portage team has two months to get
it into "emerge --changelog".
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer