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authorAndreas K. Hüttel <>2017-03-06 22:50:53 +0100
committerAndreas K. Hüttel <>2017-03-06 22:50:53 +0100
commitc4ebc3e9cd0251aa81ea90dad40464282f0f5ec7 (patch)
parentIndex 2012/1 to 2012/8 (diff)
Index 2012/9 and 2012/10
7 files changed, 199 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/decisions/decisions.but b/decisions/decisions.but
index 6a466f1..e975fd4 100644
--- a/decisions/decisions.but
+++ b/decisions/decisions.but
@@ -1,21 +1,63 @@
+Native Portage Multilib Support
[Future EAPI] add support for dynamic SLOTS
+[Future EAPI] "Package names" spec inconsistent
+[Future EAPI] Limit values in $USE to ones in $IUSE
+a standard way to install includes (doinclude/doheader)
+[Future EAPI] Add support for multi slot dependencies
+[Future EAPI] newins et al. should accept "-" for standard input
Need for a variable to set the number of parallel jobs
[Future EAPI] Allow directories for use.* and package.* entries in profiles
+Support for license groups in ebuilds
[Future EAPI]: BDEPEND (HDEPEND) for classifying build time dependencies as CBUILD or CHOST ones
+[Future EAPI] Zero-or-one-of operator for REQUIRED_USE
+[Future EAPI] Define src_test to use emake (not -j1)
+econf: auto append --disable-silent-rules
+usex: new `use` type helper
Elections webpage lacks results for 2012 Council election
+mandate GNU find
+add a EBUILD_PHASE_FUNC variable that contains the exact func name
+has_version and best_version argument for $ROOT
+Parse ebuilds for the EAPI assignment
Make the user choose a locale
Portage shouldn't check $EAPI to get the EAPI
+[Future EAPI] REPOSITORY variable set in ebuild environment
+[Future EAPI] Support for repository dependencies in DEPEND, PDEPEND and RDEPEND and atoms passed to best_version() and has_version() functions
+[Future EAPI] Support for make.defaults, use.force, use.stable.force, use.mask, use.stable.mask, package.use, package.use.force, package.use.stable.force, package.use.mask and package.use.stable.mask in ${repository_path}/profiles
[Future EAPI] Source eclasses only once
+[Future EAPI] dohtml: Extend default list of extensions
+[axs overlay] EAPI=4-slot-abi testing
424647 Broken URLs for e.g. gentoo-dev-announce and others
+Please implement stable use masking
[Future EAPI] Allow bash-4.2 features
diff --git a/decisions/decisions.mlf b/decisions/decisions.mlf
index d0cd69a..1497385 100644
--- a/decisions/decisions.mlf
+++ b/decisions/decisions.mlf
@@ -74,6 +74,8 @@ Tom Wijsman
Kristian Fiskerstrand
Patrick Lauer
+Ulrich Mueller
Samuli Suominen
@@ -132,6 +134,8 @@ e4e0ee942cf7af8f47b8e3d312498be7:gentoo-project
Andreas K. Huettel
Ulrich Mueller
+Ulrich Mueller
Ulrich Mueller
diff --git a/decisions/ b/decisions/
index faf7cc4..0b9878c 100644
--- a/decisions/
+++ b/decisions/
@@ -74,6 +74,8 @@ Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2014-04-08
[gentoo-dev] RFC: Eclasses and EAPI
Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2014-03-11
+[gentoo-project] List of features proposed for EAPI 5 (was: Council meeting: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 19:00 UTC)
[gentoo-dev] Proposal of accepting arguments to `default` in src_install (and more?) phases in EAPI=5 (for the next council meeting?)
@@ -132,6 +134,8 @@ e4e0ee942cf7af8f47b8e3d312498be7:gentoo-project
Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2014-02-25
Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2012-05-08
+Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 09-10-2012
[gentoo-pms] EAPI specification in ebuilds
diff --git a/decisions/decisions.mlt b/decisions/decisions.mlt
index 8e55635..ba8d4e3 100644
--- a/decisions/decisions.mlt
+++ b/decisions/decisions.mlt
@@ -74,6 +74,8 @@ Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:31:23
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:13:40
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:16:15
+Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:02:42
Sat, 12 May 2012 16:54:12
@@ -132,6 +134,8 @@ e4e0ee942cf7af8f47b8e3d312498be7:gentoo-project
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:43:40
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:04:07
+Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:02:28
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 07:40:32
diff --git a/decisions/decisions.tex b/decisions/decisions.tex
index 0445ff1..1ff3a57 100644
--- a/decisions/decisions.tex
+++ b/decisions/decisions.tex
@@ -144,6 +144,8 @@ williamh
diff --git a/decisions/summary-20120911.tex b/decisions/summary-20120911.tex
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c3adbc8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/decisions/summary-20120911.tex
@@ -0,0 +1,72 @@
+\agendaitem{EAPI 5 features}
+\index{EAPI!5}\index{slot operators}\index{subslots}\index{IUSE}
+\index{REQUIRED_USE}\index{EAPI!assignment in ebuilds}\index{src_test}
+\index{EAPI!4}\index{license groups}\index{EJOBS}\index{eclasses!sourcing}
+The council voted on the list of EAPI 5 features. A detailed list was
+sent to the gentoo-project mailing list before the meeting, see
+Chainsaw remarked that in future a short plain text summary for each
+item should be provided.
+\item Slot operator dependencies, \bug{229521}
+\item Sub-slots, \bug{424429}
+\item Profile IUSE injection, \bug{176467}
+\item At-most-one-of operator for REQUIRED_USE, \bug{354219}
+\item EBUILD_PHASE_FUNC variable, \bug{390765}
+\item Mandate GNU find, \bug{384157}
+\item new* commands can read from standard input, \bug{263565}
+\item Parsing of the EAPI assignment is mandatory, \bug{402167}
+\item src_test support for parallel tests, \bug{363005}
+\item Stable use forcing and masking, \bug{431078}
+\item Option --host-root for {has,best}_version, \bug{401239}
+\item usex helper function, \bug{382963}
+\item doheader helper function, \bug{21310}
+These have been accepted unanimously.
+ \item econf --disable-silent-rules, \bug{379497}
+Accepted unanimously for EAPI 5; rejected applying it retroactively to EAPI 4
+(0 yes, 4 no, 1 abstain). Therefore, no vote necessary for EAPIs 0 to 3.
+ \item User patches
+Rejected unanimously for EAPI 5. Several council members remarked that this is a
+controversial feature and that it should at least be postponed to a later EAPI.
+ \item License groups in ebuilds, \bug{287192}
+ \item EJOBS variable, \bug{273101}
+\item Source eclasses only once, \bug{422533}
+\item Extended default list of extensions in dohtml, \bug{423245}
+\item REPOSITORY variable, \bug{414813}
+\item Repository dependencies, \bug{414815}
+\item Cross-compile support, \bug{145737}
+\item Directories for use.* and package.* in profiles, \bug{282296}
+\item make.defaults etc. in \${repository_path}/profiles, \bug{414817}
+\item HDEPEND: host dependencies for cross-compilation, \bug{317337}
+No support from any council member for any of these in EAPI 5.
+\agendaitem{Open bugs with council involvement}
+\bug{383467}: Action: scarabeus will try to make jmbsvicetto do it after next
+\agendaitem{Open floor}
+Arfrever suggested weekly meetings of the council. This was met with
+scepticism by council members.
diff --git a/decisions/summary-20121009.tex b/decisions/summary-20121009.tex
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1eb8039
--- /dev/null
+++ b/decisions/summary-20121009.tex
@@ -0,0 +1,71 @@
+\agendaitem{Allow using EAPI 5 in the tree}
+\vote{Portage supports EAPI 5 since version
+Therefore EAPI 5 is allowed for ebuilds in the tree. The Council likes to note
+that EAPI 5 is not allowed to be used for stable ebuilds yet, for as
+long as a Portage supporting it is not marked stable.}{unanimous yes}
+\agendaitem{Package name specification}
+ \item
+ \agoref{gentoo-project}{e96d276a4524778bc80871bba48c06c6}
+ \item
+ \url{}, attachment on
+ \bug{174536}
+ \item
+ Drop the limitation entirely (possibly in a future EAPI).
+ \item
+ Make it stricter, i.e. disallow package names ending in a hyphen
+ followed by anything that looks like a valid PVR. This is current
+ Portage behaviour, and the tree complies with it, too.
+ \item
+ Leave the spec as it is (and make Portage comply with it).
+ \item
+ Require a) for Package managers and b) by tree policy.
+ Practically, this would mean that repoman would reject "foo-1" as
+ package name, but the rest of Portage would accept it.
+}{By majority, option b) was chosen. This means the specification (PMS)
+has to be adapted to make it stricter on package names, see above linked bug
+\agendaitem{Open bugs with council involvement}
+grobian and scarabeus will try to sort this thing out with jmbsvicetto at
+LinuxDays Prague, which will take place 20th and 21st of October 2012.
+\agendaitem{Open Floor}
+\index{package!sys-fs/udev}\index{in_iuse}\index{EAPI!6}\index{git migration}
+\index{unified dependencies}
+chainsaw and williamh informed us about developments on udev at the
+linux kernel mailing lists, see \url{}, and
+possible actions that follow up from there.
+_AxS_ requested quasi-consensus on in_iuse functionality; an EAPI 6
+feature was suggested.
+_AxS_ asked the Council if they knew anything about a git rollout by
+infra, however, since this is infra domain, the Council doesn't know or
+control this.
+ferringb wanted to have the Council take a look at the current unified
+dependencies discussion. It was pushed for the next agenda, to have
+some preparation necessary to discuss the topic in a clear and directed