Robert R. Russell wrote:
My answer is a simple example from my own system. My current system uses a motherboard that is around 6 months old and is only correctly supported by the latest ~arch gentoo-sources. The add on video card, a 1 to 2 year old nvidia card, works great with x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv-2.1.12 as long as I am using the latest ~arch xorg-x11. The internal video card isn't even recognized by the xf86-video-intel drivers except the ~arch versions. Even some of the packages I use for school work such as kile have bugfixes and other improvements between the versions in stable and ~arch that are important to getting work done. The ability to selectively upgrade only the specific packages needed to get a working system is a major strength for Gentoo.

With all of these problems, it sounds like in your case, our stable tree isn't living up to our hopes. *This* is the problem you should be bringing to our attention, instead of complications with portage and EAPI.

I looked up your email address on bugzilla, hoping to find at least 5 bug reports, one for each of the problems you describe above. I could only find one (and even that one doesn't really make clear the fact that the current stable has problems which is affecting your schoolwork). Please could you fix that?


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