Hi folks!

I am not involved in creating the EAPI 2 draft but I am interested in
the discussion and would like to track the technical evolution but
this seams nearly impossible as you're not able to agree on a public
draft document.

* Ciaran McCreesh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [080911 20:02]:
> On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 23:34:28 +0000
> "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Given the earlier discussion about EAPI-2 in
> > http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_3e9d42191c3537c4f699c12cadd0ad99.xml
> > and cardoe's earlier request to the council ml, can the council
> > members discuss this proposal and consider voting it?
> > Does anyone have any objections to this proposal?
> I've prepared patches for PMS for this lot. They can be found on the
> branch 'eapi-2' at git://git.overlays.gentoo.org/proj/pms.git . Can we
> use these as the definitive definition?

So my request to the council is not a technical decision on the
content itself but at least a decision about which document is the
official draft.

So here are my suggestions: (which are an enhancement over the GLEP

- An official (by the council accepted) VCS repo (a la git) for the
  document (EAPI draft or even the PMS spec?)

- An interface (mailing address) where everyone interested can submit
  a patch for this document and a herd which is responsible for
  maintaining and merging the patches if accepted. (<- we need a
  procedure especially for the accept of patches. Voting, council
  decision, herd decision)

- A project page where the patches are published (and evtl. can be
  voted) and the HEAD is public readable

- The technical discussion can then be made in mailing list but then
  every dev has a possibility to follow the technical issues in a
  concentrated way and we have a place where we can cite and ref to.

- To make this work any other document or source for drafts has to be
  declined and not discussed (this seams hard but is IMHO the only way
  to make things work)

So long and thx for all the fish,


p.S.: If I missed something and something I mentioned already exists
then please correct me or forget my request but please be also so kind
and publish in a documentation (perhaps somewhere at [1]) where to
find informations on the EAPI process.

[1] ... http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/list.xml

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