[paludis-sekrit] [Paludis] #658: "psychic" repository

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Tue Oct 7 02:57:32 UTC 2008

#658: "psychic" repository
 Reporter:  pioto         |          Owner:         
     Type:  enhancement   |         Status:  new    
 Priority:  ProjectIdeas  |      Milestone:         
Component:  misc          |        Version:  scm    
 Keywords:                |      Blockedby:         
 Blocking:                |   Distribution:  Exherbo
 Now that we have unpackaged packages, unavailable, and unwritten... the
 next logical step seems to be a "psychic" repository, that reads the
 user's mind, querying "the cloud" to find out the package's HOMEPAGE,
 SOURCES, etc whenever a user tries to install a package that doesn't exist
 yet. It then installs it using the default src_* phases.

 If something fails, it uses "ESP" (Extra Special Programming) to generate
 a patch to make things work in the way the user expects.

 Alternative names... "ununwritten", "unpossible",...

 ( come on, i'm sure someone else was thinking of this by now... )

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pioto.org/paludis/ticket/658>
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