Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Gentoo Wiki Project

2010-04-09 Thread AllenJB
languages. And my server downloaded backups 3 times (because we have a public backup policy in place to ensure the content is never lost again - something some people seem to like ignoring (or are just ignorant of)). AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki

2010-04-04 Thread AllenJB
system doesn't seem to be working well, so something needs to change, and I believe that a system that allows more people to contribute more easily, using a syntax that's already widely used so is either already known or an easily transferable skill is not a bad place to start. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki

2010-04-04 Thread AllenJB
and abuse I can bring to it. An official wiki should not be used to duplicate the existing unofficial wiki (and I don't believe this is the intent of the developers who want one). It should be used to provide additional documentation on top of that provided by the existing wiki. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki

2010-04-04 Thread AllenJB
them in place, with their complete history in tact. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki

2010-04-04 Thread AllenJB
On 04/04/10 23:45, Zeerak Mustafa Waseem wrote: On Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 04:13:19PM +0100, AllenJB wrote: The unofficial wiki may have been created because there wasn't an official one, but that doesn't mean it's any less of a community in its own right. Starting the official wiki

Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki

2010-04-03 Thread AllenJB
than any other web form out there), etc), it also brings the advantages of being well developed with a wide variety of plugins, lots of wiki syntax guides / tutorials you can point users to and a wide userbase with existing knowledge of the syntax. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] X vs gtk USE flags

2010-02-08 Thread AllenJB
question is: Who's going to run through all the graphical packages and update all the use flags and dependencies? AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: X vs gtk USE flags

2010-02-08 Thread AllenJB
kde features and isn't likely to pull in anything but kde libraries, and so on. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: X vs gtk USE flags

2010-02-08 Thread AllenJB
On 08/02/10 14:02, Nikos Chantziaras wrote: On 02/08/2010 03:41 PM, AllenJB wrote: On 08/02/10 12:32, Nikos Chantziaras wrote: On 02/08/2010 01:39 PM, Samuli Suominen wrote: IMHO. USE=X is for controlling X.org dependencies, not for avoiding everything that deps on them, so I disagree. I

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Lastrite (part 1): KDE3-only applications that won't build when KDE4 is installed

2009-11-04 Thread AllenJB
and sync time for those who don't wish to use that set of packages. I fully welcome the way the sunsetting of KDE 3.5 is being done. It's clear and easy to follow. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME

2009-10-26 Thread AllenJB
Maciej Mrozowski wrote: Hi there! Resulting from discussion during last Gentoo KDE team meeting taking place 22 Oct 2009 at #gentoo-meetings (summary fill be available soon), having Gentoo GNOME team representative, it's been decided to go ahead with splitting desktop profile to

Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME

2009-10-26 Thread AllenJB
Samuli Suominen wrote: AllenJB wrote: * Why is the developer profile even shown on eselect profile? Wouldn't it be better to keep unsupported profiles off this list. Surely Gentoo devs can cope with setting their profile manually in favor of a little sanity preservation for the rest of us

[gentoo-dev] Anyone interested in maintaining the Gentoo Handbooks?

2009-10-03 Thread AllenJB
. Is it really satisfactory that the official install documentation results in a basically non-working install? AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone interested in maintaining the Gentoo Handbooks?

2009-10-03 Thread AllenJB
Nirbheek Chauhan wrote: On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM, AllenJB gentoo-li...@allenjb.me.uk wrote: The situation with the Gentoo Handbook is quite frankly getting beyond a joke for those of us donating our time to help users. I have tried to bring up the issues on the docs team list but pretty

Re: [gentoo-dev] Anyone interested in maintaining the Gentoo Handbooks?

2009-10-03 Thread AllenJB
Joshua Saddler wrote: On Sat, 03 Oct 2009 15:54:31 +0100 AllenJB gentoo-li...@allenjb.me.uk wrote: I have tried to bring up the issues on the docs team list but pretty much get shot down and told everything is fine and dandy. Going to have to call bullshit on this one. Who told you

Re: [gentoo-dev] Stabilization of Python 3.1

2009-09-19 Thread AllenJB
a block to eselect so that python-3.1 can't be selected as the system python interpreter until portage supports it. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Stabilization of Python 3.1

2009-09-19 Thread AllenJB
for stabilization. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] New 10.0 profiles are in repository

2009-08-07 Thread AllenJB
exposing users to the raw paths. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2009.0 profiles

2009-08-01 Thread AllenJB
Ben de Groot wrote: We've been living with the 2008.0 profiles for a while now. I think the time has come for 2009.0 profiles so we can have some updates. Also, there are plans for an anniversary release of our LiveCD, so I think the time is right to start working on a new set of profiles.

Re: [gentoo-dev] About time to unify cdda and cdaudio USE flags and make the remaining one global?

2009-07-07 Thread AllenJB
, this isn't even bike shedding in my opinion. There's only one color to paint with anyway. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Exim and Sendmail need a maintainer

2009-07-02 Thread AllenJB
!) More than 2 users might actually see it then =P AllenJB

[gentoo-dev] Please use eselect news items!

2009-06-25 Thread AllenJB
to them receiving a very large number of emails all with the same content - I would also suggest news items in such cases in future. Thanks to all the developers who worked to bring us this long awaited feature - I think it's brilliant, so please use it! AllenJB

[gentoo-dev] Versioned use flags and preferencing (eg. qt3 / qt4 on same package)

2009-06-15 Thread AllenJB
? Where is this documented (both from a users point of view, and from a policy point of view)? If hplip the only package that can only use one of qt3/qt4 and as such that's why it's the only one with local use flag descriptions, or are there more which just haven't been documented? AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] New app-eselect category?

2009-05-26 Thread AllenJB
either is necessary at the current time (tho tags might make searching easier, in some ways). AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC:sys-apps/portage @overlay atoms postfix support

2009-05-25 Thread AllenJB
to specify sets in package.* (which I assume would be done using the @set-name syntax), but can't remember where off-hand. This may have just been a suggestion, but if it ever is implemented, it would surely add to the confusion. AllenJB So it only seems logical to me to use the wider

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Gentoo Support Everywhere

2009-05-20 Thread AllenJB
as a whole? Will you be intending to recruit some sort of official helpers (who are probably already active on these forums)? Would they become members of the project (and thus Gentoo Staffers/Developers)? What privileges would these project members have within the Gentoo Development sphere? AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Gentoo Support Everywhere

2009-05-19 Thread AllenJB
Could someone who CAN see the forum thread please post the content to the list so that everyone can see it please? (Alternatively, perhaps post how to get to it from forums.gentoo.org manually) AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: RFC: Gentoo Support Everywhere

2009-05-19 Thread AllenJB
something that will definitely work for everyone please. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Can we stop wasting time and bandwidth? (was: The fallacies of GLEP55)

2009-05-16 Thread AllenJB
in the right direction. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Project proposal -- maintainer-wanted

2009-05-13 Thread AllenJB
that are likely to affect them? AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Retiring

2009-05-05 Thread AllenJB
contributors are more likely to actually contribute if they can find what they want to work on easily). AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Deprecating EAPI0

2009-03-21 Thread AllenJB
within Gentoo. As such I would suggest that at most, EAPI deprecation only applies to new packages and version bumps. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] devs on IRC (was :Regen2 ( was QA Overlay Layout support ))

2009-03-13 Thread AllenJB
the devs are doing more easily. I think that this would ultimately help make Gentoo development more visible and more accessible, ultimately leading to an increased conversion of users to contributors, if not users to devs. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] devs on IRC (was :Regen2 ( was QA Overlay Layout support ))

2009-03-11 Thread AllenJB
apparent when Gentoo Wiki went down last year (where virtually all the old content was recovered from google cache and mirrored, as well as being available 6 months later on archive.org). Stops before he repeats even more of what he just said AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] devs on IRC (was :Regen2 ( was QA Overlay Layout support ))

2009-03-10 Thread AllenJB
for the future are. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] devs on IRC (was :Regen2 ( was QA Overlay Layout support ))

2009-03-10 Thread AllenJB
AllenJB wrote: Markos Chandras wrote: On Tuesday 10 March 2009 14:15:36 Thilo Bangert wrote: Bugs aren't a good way to keep in touch with developers, that's what irc is for. while i dont necessarily think, that bugzi is the best way to stay in contact with me, it surely is a better way than

Re: [gentoo-dev] new categories: (was: Last Rites: games-puzzle/ksudoku)

2009-02-01 Thread AllenJB
mask (in which case it's up to the user to do all those updates) AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] PR Project Activity Issues

2009-01-27 Thread AllenJB
Alec Warner wrote: On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:30 PM, AllenJB gentoo-li...@allenjb.me.uk wrote: Hi all, The Gentoo PR Project currently appears to be having difficulties with keeping up, both with the newsletters and announcements, and I believe this is currently reflecting badly on the project

Re: [gentoo-dev] PR Project Activity Issues

2009-01-27 Thread AllenJB
Donnie Berkholz wrote: On 21:30 Mon 26 Jan , AllenJB wrote: The Gentoo PR Project currently appears to be having difficulties with keeping up, both with the newsletters and announcements, and I believe this is currently reflecting badly on the project as a whole. It's easy to complain

[gentoo-dev] PR Project Activity Issues

2009-01-26 Thread AllenJB
as a feature. AllenJB PS. This did start out as a submission for a council meeting agenda item, but I couldn't stop writing. PPS. To preempt the obvious suggestion: I do intend to become a developer, I just don't feel I have the time to commit right now. That'll hopefully change in ~6 months once I've

Re: [gentoo-dev] QEMU Sick!

2009-01-22 Thread AllenJB
DistroWatch what You done with Gentoo! In 2007 Yr. Gentoo was 7-th place, and now? Distrowatch ranks distros based on page views on its site. It's hardly a great way to rank distros. AllenJB

[gentoo-dev] index2.xml: What needs to be done to get this live?

2009-01-18 Thread AllenJB
willing to look at any work that still needs to be done because I believe that getting these wonderful changes to the Gentoo website live is important to the project. AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] GLI Officially Deprecated

2009-01-15 Thread AllenJB
improvement in my opinion. [0] https://bugs.gentoo.org/252157 AllenJB

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in profiles: package.mask

2009-01-12 Thread AllenJB
and how to tailor it. Or it might involve posting more announcements to the Gentoo website (which would double up and make the project look more active than it currently does from its front page). AllenJB PS. I know about index2.xml - but that doesn't look like it's going to be the main front