On 03/07/2018 12:52 PM, Alec Warner wrote: > > I'm really not happy with the tone of this email, so I'm going to > comment on it a bit. >
Ok, it would have benefited from a do-I-sound-like-a-dick proofread. I don't want to sound discouraging because this is an area with lots of room for improvement. A better conclusion: Ultimately, people want to integrate the various PMs with portage because portage is pretty good at keeping your system reliable, up-to-date, and secure. The language-specific PMs on the other hand only care about ease of use and how fast they can get bleeding-edge releases to you. Having both would be ideal, but if we simply shell out to the language-specific PM, then that would sidestep the good parts of portage making the integration pointless. The time and attention involved in ebuild packaging turn out to be critical parts of the product.