[CC'ing this to core so noone can complain afterwards.]

Since 48h did not lead to any responses positive or negative, I'll start 
implementing the procedure as given in the original e-mail (quoted below).

As also said below, each arch will get a mail before I touch their profile 
tree and after I've finished.

Cheers, Andreas

Am Samstag, 12. Januar 2013, 21:47:18 schrieb Andreas K. Huettel:
> Hi everyone,
> since Council has approved the creation of a fresh set of EAPI=5 "13.0"
> profiles, I would like to volunteer for creating them. The proposed
> procedure is outlined below in detail, and I'd be happy for comments.
> [If anything below deviates from Council decision, please tell me- not my
> intention.]
> One general question comes first, though: Right now, the releases/10.0
> profile directory does the following things:
> * mask too-old portage
> * set eapi
> * add USE=bzip2
> Is there anything unrelated to EAPI=5 that absolutely must be added to the
> new releases/13.0 directory in addition in your opinion? (Whether this is
> the right place and was the right place in the beginning for USE=bzip2 is
> another question.)
> ###
> The procedure (all paths relative to profiles):
> 1) create directory eapi-5-files, with eapi (containing 5), skeletons for
> package.stable.mask etc and a readme
> 2) copy releases/10.0 to releases/13.0, in releases/13.0:
> * increase required portage version
> * additionally inherit ../../eapi-5-files
> * other changes as per question above?
> 3) for each arch in default/linux,
> * announce on arch alias (to prevent overlapping commits)
> * copy default/linux/${arch}/10.0 to default/linux/${arch}/13.0 and
> * change inheritance in the new copy to inherit ../../../../releases/13.0
> instead of ../../../../releases/10.0
> * announce on arch alias (so future changes go into 13.0 tree)
> [This describes the simple case. I realize that there are differences in
> the directory structure, e.g. powerpc/ppc64/10.0, which is why this step
> needs extra care.]
> 4) edit profiles.desc and copy all "10.0 lines" to "13.0 lines", with an
> initial setting "dev" (if dev or stable before) or "exp" (if exp before)
> This makes repoman check against the new profiles when using developer
> profiles.
> 5) announce the state on the dev list, urging devs to update their symlink
> manually and !test!
> 6) wait one / two weeks
> 7) in profiles.desc, mark all 13.0 profiles stable that were stable in
> 10.0, and remove the lines for the 10.0 profiles. This makes eselect
> profile now only offer the new ones, and repoman test by default against
> 13.0 profiles.
> 8) mark all 10.0 profiles as deprecated by creating a "deprecated" file
> (containing the replacement suggestion) in the directory. This makes
> portage warn users to upgrade (suggesting a new profile for them), and
> repoman ignore the 10.0 profiles.
> 9) long waiting time as decided by Council
> ###
> Everything that does NOT use/inherit 10.0 will remain unaffected, and
> whoever responsible may have to take care of that some time before (in
> step 10) the main profile directory becomes EAPI=5. This means e.g.
> hardened, ulibc, prefix or bsd.
> Cheers,
> Andreas


Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer 

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