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+\summary{2009}{3}{12}
+
+\agendaitem{EAPI-3 Proposals}
+\index{EAPI!3}
+
+Reference: \url{http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pPAJXP6shYH78lCXeqRqCUQ}
+
+ Note: The following two proposals were discussed before it was realized
+ that there was not sufficient time to discuss all of them. At that point a
+ call for objections to any of the proposals found at above URL was asked
+for,
+ and none were made. A full list of proposals for EAPI 3 follow.
+
+\begin{itemize}
+ \item
+ New phase: pkg_pretend\index{pkg_pretend}
+
+ This phase is most useful for displaying conflicting USE flags at
+ dependency resolution time(pretend), though it has various other uses
+ so that errors about installing the package can be displayed before
+ installation of packages begin.
+
+ Conclusion:
+ Approved for the draft.
+ \item
+ USE dependencies\index{USE dependencies}\index{dependencies!use
+flag}
+
+ This may be needed when one wishes to depend on a package with a
+ certain USE flag but if the USE flag is not present in that package
+ assume it is on or off(+ and - respectively).
+
+ Conclusion:
+ Approved for the draft.
+
+ \item
+ Multislot Dependency Specifications\index{multislot
+dependencies}\index{dependencies!multislot}
+
+ This allows ebuils to tell the package manager that runtime
+ dependencies are not swappable(:1 installed at runtime can't be
+ removed even though :2 'satisfies' the dependency).
+
+ \item
+ PROPERTIES mandatory in cache\index{PROPERTIES}\index{metadata cache}
+
+ Some information provided by this variable is useful at --pretend
+ time(interactive packages).
+
+ \item
+ DEFINED_PHASES mandatory in cache\index{DEFINED_PHASES}\index{metadata cache}
+
+ Same reasons as for PROPERTIES, but is also useful for determining
+ the phases a package provides with just the cache.
+
+ \item
+ Provide a default src_install prototype.\index{src_install}
+
+ Get rid of the need for the src_install functions with just `emake
+ install` in them. Some discussion is needed to clear up issues with a
+ DOCS variable for extra documentation and a list of docs to
+ automatically get installed.
+
+ \item
+ Provide a `docompress` function.\index{docompress}
+
+ This function serves as a replacement for prepalldocs. `docompress`
+ can optionally compress files in /usr/share/doc according to a set of
+ inclusion and exclusion lists.
+
+ \item
+ Provide a '-r' option to `dodoc`\index{dodoc}
+
+ Providing a way to put `dodoc` in recursive mode is widely accepted.
+
+ \item
+ Make `doins` preserve symlinks\index{doins}\index{symlinks}
+
+ This obsoletes the `cp -R` constructs frequently seen and is easy to
+ implement.
+
+ \item
+ Limit values in \$USE to those in
+ \$IUSE.\index{USE}\index{IUSE}\index{USE_EXPAND}
+
+ Certain USE_EXPAND flags may be in USE even if they aren't
+ specifically set in IUSE. Eliminate this.
+\end{itemize}
+
+ Next Action:
+ The Council agreed to have portage implement as many of these as
+ possible in a month and then make that EAPI 3.
+
+
+\agendaitem{GLEP 54}
+
+ Thomas(tanderson) sent out a comparison of \glep{54 }and the liveebuild
+proposals.
+ Among those discussing GLEP 54 there was a general consensus that
+ there was nothing wrong with it as a first step to get correct
+ ordering. Luca(lu_zero) commented that all he was concerned about was
+ that there was not enough 'meat' to the GLEP.
+
+ Next Action:
+ Doug(Cardoe) and Luca(lu_zero) intend to write a
+ GLEP to handle the second part of the problem(making the revision
+ available to ebuilds/package manager/users.
+
+\agendaitem{GLEP 55}
+
+ Petteri, Zac, and Ciaran were supposed to benchmark the various
+ proposals and report back. Zac did not write the code for portage so
+ Petteri had nothing to report on this issue. Ciaran commented that
+ the solutions other than \glep{55} had a 50\% slowdown in the valid
+cache
+ situation compared to GLEP55, but did not post the raw numbers or the
+ patches used.
+
+ Next Action:
+ Zac needs to benchmark the proposals in portage.
+
+
+\agendaitem{Open Floor}
+\index{KEYWORDS}
+
+
+Migration of KEYWORDS from ebuilds to profiles:
+ Ned Ludd(solar) brought this up, but it came up in the middle of agenda
+ items so was not talked about much. Some points were made that such a scheme
+ would require a git conversion, but nothing was agreed upon.