[Exherbo-dev] Changing repo and profile masks

Wulf C. Krueger philantrop at exherbo.org
Sat Feb 26 22:16:12 GMT 2011


> We seem to want to be able to classify repo and profile masks as things
> like 'security', 'scm' and 'prerelease'. 

Yes, please.

> Or we could come up with a new format. This would also allow us to
> avoid having to parse # comments, which always struck me as being
> rather disgusting. 

Exactly.

> One suggestion was something like:
> 
>     cat/foo[>=2.1_beta] [[
>         date = [ 29 Feb 2011 ]
>         masked_by = [ Eva Hansen Braun <ehb at exherbo.org> ]
>         comment = [ foo betas aren't recommended for general use. ]
>     ]]
> 
> This wouldn't allow -lines, though, so once applied masks couldn't be
> cancelled. Do we really need this feature?

I don't think we need -lines. At least I haven't come upon any good usecase 
yet. And I like the suggested new format.

Best regards, Wulf
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