Re: [gentoo-dev] Returning dev: Thomas Alan Gall (tgall)

2014-07-14 Thread likewhoa
Welcome back to the jungle! :)

On Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:17 +0200
Justin (jlec) j...@gentoo.org wrote:

 Hi everyone,
 
 we have an returning oldtimer here, Thomas Gall aka. tgall. His original
 bug has been opened in 2003, so he knows gentoo from the early days.
 
 He is joining the arm team now and will stabilize mostly for arm64,
 where he already started to work with a rate of  10 pkgs/day. Happy
 days for arm users!
 
 Some biographic notes from himself:
 
 Reenactor of War of 1812, Napoleonic French and US Civil War eras. Long
 time software engineer currently working for Linaro as the acting
 director of the Linaro Mobile Group. Former and now returned Gentoo dev
 interested now days in arm and arm64. Former Mayor of Mantorville. Dad,
 husband and general jack of all trades.
 
 
 Please join me in welcoming him back!
 
 Justin
 


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Re: [gentoo-dev] borked release media

2012-12-09 Thread likewhoa
On 12/09/2012 01:46 PM, Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn wrote:
 Fernando Reyes schrieb:
 That's what meant since we use isolinux on the release media and until 
 syslinux-6 we are forced to use another bootloader and grub seems out of the 
 questions because of licensing issues. I will test new syslinux soon and see 
 how isohybrid and isolinux plau together on an EFI bios.
 No, all we need is to enable EFI stub support in the kernel, and
 integrate the initramfs using CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE and place it in
 some location where UEFI looks for it (/efi/boot/bootx64.efi).

 This has the disadvantage of not allowing to pass additional kernel
 parameters during boot. But it might still be an acceptable stopgap
 measure if the alternative is to not boot at all.


 Best regards,
 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn


interesting and probably something we can get away with since not all
users actually touch the kernel line but some do so it might not be a
smart option to disable kernel parameters on UEFI only systems.




Re: [gentoo-dev] Make the clustering LiveCD from a previous GSoC bootable from USB

2011-02-27 Thread likewhoa
The easiest way to get a removable device like a usb stick to boot is to
use sys-boot/syslinux's isohybrid utility on your iso image that boots
from isolinux. Old hat method involves manually creating the filesystem
and copying data to it which you can find a guide at
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/liveusb.xml or
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-811070.html to convert any of the
install cds using isohybrid.

Good luck,
likewhoa

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 07:14 +0530, Ganath Rathnayaka wrote:
 Hi Devs,
 I am Ganath Rathnayaka from University of Peradeniya and I am like to
 Make the clustering LiveCD from a previous GSoC bootable from USB 
 involve in this project since I am interesting in clustering, high
 performance computing and specially clustering using a USB bootable.
 So I like to see the USB bootable code for start workaround. If you
 can point me out where can I get the code for the USB bootable code
 then it will be a great help.
 -- 
 thanks
 Ganath
 



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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Installer (text-based)

2011-02-09 Thread likewhoa
talk to igli on freenode as he's the author of a Gentoo based installer
named Gen2, perhaps he will be interested in this project. You can
checkout current sources at
git@213.131.245.114:gent2.git. 

I hope this won't be another GLI failed project but i have faith it
won't.

On Wed, 2011-02-09 at 21:18 +0100, Fabian Groffen wrote:
 This is a post-FOSDEM call for people with interest for a Gentoo
 text-based installer.
 
 If you are a developer, or Gentoo user, and feel like spending some time
 on (possibly) creating a text-based installer for Gentoo in cooperation
 with others, please contact me (off-list).
 
 During FOSDEM, I've been asked by a developer to share efforts on a
 text-based installer for Linux distributions.  There is a fair share of
 work already done, but for the Gentoo case, certain pieces will be
 missing.  I am looking for someone to take the lead in using the
 existing efforts to craft a scenario for the installer that performs the
 Gentoo Linux installation e.g. from the livecd.
 
 I do not wish to start a discussion on wether or not an installer makes
 sense.  I do not wish to replace the installation handbook at all
 either.  It has been brought to my attention that an installer (that
 also can be pre-configured with the right options) is useful for certain
 scenarios, and I would like to give it a shot to see how easy such thing
 could be provided.
 
 The installer in mind here, would also possibly work for Gentoo Prefix
 bootstraps, for which we would use a bootstrap cd.
 
 



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Re: [gentoo-dev] =kde-base/kdelibs-3* removal, bug 292791

2009-11-11 Thread likewhoa
Nice, kde3 deprecation removal is in full effect. You rock Samuli!

On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 17:32 +0200, Samuli Suominen wrote:
 Goal is to have =kdelibs-3* out of tree by this year, and get
 autoconf-2.64 keyworded for ~arch. See the bug in $summary,
 and open bugs as you see needed.
 
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-project] New developer: Fabio Erculiani (lxnay)

2009-09-28 Thread likewhoa
Welcome aboard, looking forward to your contributions, and don't worry
about rectifying false rumours, just committing to the tree and making
new friends is enough for most. Once again welcome to gentoo it's about
freaking time you became a developer :p


On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 10:55 +0200, Fabio Erculiani wrote:
 Thanks to everybody involved in the process and in building up good 
 relationships firstly between Gentoo and Sabayon and secondly among their 
 devs.
 I am looking forward to contribute to Gentoo KDE and Portage Projects with my 
 knowledge and ideas. In particular, I am looking forward to merge the good 
 part of Sabayon directly, back into Gentoo (where applicable), making it 
 shining and rocking like in the early days (eheh).
 I hope to be able to rectify false rumours surrounding my name (they're funny 
 btw) and have fun with everybody. I'm not here to conspirate or whatever, I'm 
 here to fix bugs, communicate with other developers, and race with ssuominen 
 and patrick.
 I will demonstrate my committment through commits, that's the best I could 
 say.
 
 Thanks to Samuli, Patrick and Tomas for having convinced me to join.
 A special thank goes to Betelgeuse and his patience.
 
 Regards,


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Re: [gentoo-dev] New 10.0 LiveDVD release enhancements

2009-08-23 Thread likewhoa
On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 18:40 +0200, Rémi Cardona wrote:
 Le 23/08/2009 11:02, Chip Parker a écrit :
  On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Alexey Shvetsovale...@gentoo.org  wrote:
  Hi all!
 
  Also i think it wil be good idea to include parted into liveDVD since
  its only tool that support gpt partition tables =)
 
parted will be included on the livedvd image :)
 
  +1 On this one. Since parted comes with partprobe, which is really
  nice when you want to change the partition tables on a live box.
 
 
 Will one of you file a bug assigned to the relevant team? (probably releng).
 
 Feature requests are handled through bugzilla. -dev is most just a black 
 hole for this sort of things.
You can file package request at http://bugs.gentoo.org/281827 but we
can't guarantee they will be accepted.
 
 Thanks
 


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New 10.0 LiveDVD release enhancements

2009-08-22 Thread likewhoa
On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 18:16 +0300, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
 On 08/22/2009 05:46 PM, Samuli Suominen wrote:
 [...]
  Below are a few of the goals for the the LiveDVD release.
 
  1. Supply both 32/64bit stable kernels
  2. Enable HybridISO for the images
  3. KDE/GNOME Desktop Environment
  4. Speak-Up Functionality
  5.your suggestions here
 
 Something that looks good in sites bringing the news.  Gentoo is usually 
 greeted with another release that looks like the previous one, this 
 project is moving nowhere.  So at least something to trick* them into 
 saying something positive for a change would be nice.
 
 * trick them because if they see there's no installer, the bashing and 
 negative rating will skyrocket again :P

We really don't want another installer and I highly believe users won't
really care if
there is one or not. GLI was not a very good experience for many.

 
 


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Re: [gentoo-dev] New 10.0 LiveDVD release enhancements

2009-08-22 Thread likewhoa
On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 17:54 +0300, Theo Chatzimichos wrote:
 Maybe some Gentoo/GNOME Gentoo/KDE Gentoo/otherDEorWM
 wallpapers/logos/icons? I have some Gentoo/KDE wallpapers and logos
 that could be used. Or do we prefer strictly Gentoo anniversary
 artwork?

Please link to your artwork, I like to see if any of it can be of good
use and if you're a designer a 10 year anniversary theme would be ideal.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] New 10.0 LiveDVD release enhancements

2009-08-22 Thread likewhoa
On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 09:52 -0700, Josh Saddler wrote:
 Samuli Suominen wrote:
  2. Enable HybridISO for the images
 
 What's this? Explain!
 
 

Starting in version 3.72, ISOLINUX supports a hybrid mode which can be
booted from either CD-ROM or from a device which BIOS considers a hard
disk or ZIP disk, e.g. a USB key or similar. In other words no more
burning cd/dvds if you don't want.




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2008-10-18 Thread likewhoa
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council 2008/2009 - RESULTS

2008-07-06 Thread likewhoa
congrats to the new council members. Looking forward to what the
council has in mind for Gentoo and the user community.


On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Luca Barbato [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Łukasz Damentko wrote:

 Dear Gentoo Community,

 Here are your verified and long-awaited results.

 Gentoo Council for term 2008/2009 will be:

 Donnie Berkholz (dberkholz)
 Mark Loeser (Halcy0n)
 Diego Petteno (Flameeyes)
 Petteri Raty (Betelgeuse)
 Luca Barbato (lu_zero)
 Markus Ullmann (Jokey)
 Tobias Scherbaum (dertobi123)

 Thank you for the trust =)

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Re: [gentoo-dev] New developer : Chris Henhawke (bunder)

2008-04-26 Thread likewhoa
Welcome to Gentoo Chris!! You will like the developer community they
are just as screwed up as the forum users and most of them have been
probed by alien races of all kinds, plus the beer is free so you'll
feel right at home. Anyways welcome and will be looking forward to
your many contributions to the project.

likewhoa


On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Denis Dupeyron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It's my pleasure to introduce Chris Henhawke as a new developer among
  us. He is a forums veteran where he goes under the name of bunder, and
  has been a moderator there for about 9 months.

  Chris lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and is a computer operator who does
  maintenance and support. During the interrogation^Wreview, he wasn't
  very talkative but did confess an addiction to the Gentoo forums and
  smoking. His insistence to deny any other type of addiction or even
  alien rape was at the very least suspicious. Unfortunately I was out
  of pentothal (SpankY drank it all this morning for breakfast) so I
  couldn't investigate any further.

  Please everybody, give a very warm welcome to bunder.

  Denis.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Return of a developer : Josh Glover (jmglov)

2008-04-07 Thread likewhoa
welcome back!!! now the question is why did you leave Gentoo in the
first place and why did you come back?

Peace,
likewhoa

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Jan Kundrát [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Denis Dupeyron wrote:

  he also enjoys drinking beer.
 
  So please everybody give a warm re-welcome to Josh.
 

  Sounds good, let's have one :]

  Cheers,
  -jkt

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Re: [gentoo-dev] My project Gentoo

2008-02-10 Thread likewhoa
register on bugs.gentoo.org and file a bug under the subject:
[EBUILD] new package :  category/package_name
with description and attached ebuilds and or patches if any, then
someone will likely maintain it so it can be added to the portage
tree.

Fernando


On Feb 9, 2008 9:32 AM, Oleg Puchinin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hello!
 I develop project SilentBob ( http://silentbob.sf.net ).
  I would like to see SilentBob in Gentoo.
 Somebody can help me with it?

  Oleg.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Re: Seeking questions for a user survey

2008-01-18 Thread likewhoa
I totally agree with not asking such personal questions which really
are not going to help the foundation, what we need to ask are
questions that relate to the distribution, it's developers  user
community as a whole. one question regarding children that I see as
being appropriate is:

Do children in your household use Gentoo?
 Yes
 No
 It's to complicated for them
 Prefer not to answer

Which games-* category need more additions?
 games-puzzles
 games-kids
 games-board
 games-fps
 games-strategy

Other questions regarding personal things, like age,spouses  income
are really for another type of survey, maybe a separate survey that
only developers will fill out, users will feel like you're asking to
much if asked those questions. We need to get questions that can help
identify what will improve Gentoo and it's inner structure.

Thanks,
Fernando a.k.a likewhoa

On Jan 18, 2008 7:41 AM, George Prowse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Steve Long wrote:
  Joe Peterson wrote:
 
  On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 10:56:36AM +, Steve Long wrote:
  Ryan Hill wrote:
  I agree, though year of birth might be interesting.  Income and children
  are a bit too private.
 
  ++ in general although I do think parenthood (if responsible) is as
  relevant as age. A 28 year old with a 5 year old kid has a lot to show a
  35 year old doctoral student with no kids, even if it's not all
  technical. # of kids isn't relevant.
  Judging the maturity of users (or devs) by how many children they have
  (or indeed *if* they have children) is pretty questionable.  I know
  people who have kids and are pretty irresponsible (that's not to say
  most are, but one does not guarantee the other).  And I'd argue that
  someone with children does not necessarily have a lot to show someone
  without kids, unless it is the specific experience of childrearing.
 
  There are many people (myself and my wife included) who choose
  consciously not to have children.  It is becoming more and more a
  *choice* people can legitimately make rather than just an assumed part
  of life.  It is not selfish or immature, as some people think, so I'd be
  careful about implying that such a question gauges maturity.
 
  My apologies if I caused you any offense, Joe. I fully agree that choosing
  not to have children is just as mature as deciding to procreate, and more
  mature than simply drifting into parenthood.
 
  I suppose what I am getting at is the idea that there are others in Gentoo
  besides young single males. A responsible parent or a committed spouse has
  a very different perspective to a teenager. Certainly my perspective now at
  37 is vastly different to when I was 18. Parenthood changed a great deal,
  as did the earlier process of committing to marriage.
 
  Which is not to denigrate people who chose not to marry; my godchildren's
  parents were dead-set about their commitment to each other without a piece
  of paper. I guess it's the change between being an individual and feeling a
  commitment to someone else. And yeah maybe it's not something we need to
  ask anyone, but it is good to consider that there are diverse perspectives
  within the group.
 
  In the same vein I asked on project wrt to number of female devs and was
  told there are perhaps 3 or 4 iirc.
 
 
 For a survey of this kind I think questions about children etc are as
 inappropriate as ones about sexual orientation.

 Personally i'd stick to the fundamentals.

 George

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Seeking questions for a user survey

2008-01-18 Thread likewhoa
Your suggestions are ideal and don't get to personal, thanks for the
feedback and corrections.


On Jan 18, 2008 8:54 PM, Duncan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 likewhoa [EMAIL PROTECTED] posted
 [EMAIL PROTECTED], excerpted
 below, on  Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:20:08 -0500:

  one question regarding children that I see as being appropriate is:
 
  Do children in your household use Gentoo?
  Yes
  No
  It's to complicated for them
  Prefer not to answer

 s/children/others/, thus including spouses, kids, parents, housemates,
 etc.  That's not so personal and more useful an answer IMO.

 But more useful without getting quite so personal in relationship
 implication:

 How many others in your household use Gentoo?
  0
  1-2
  3+
  Prefer not to answer

 What ages are they (mark all that apply)?
  0-10
  11-18
  19-30
  30-50
  51+
  None or prefer not to answer

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Seeking questions for a user survey

2008-01-14 Thread likewhoa
Here are some questions I would like answered.

Do you use gentoo at home or office?
 Home
 Office
 Both
 I don't use gentoo

What percentage of your business is running gentoo?
 10%
 25%
 50%
 75%
 100%
 none of the above or 0%

How often would you like releases?
 every six months
 every 3 months
 once a year
 whenever

Which DE/WM would you prefer for the gentoo livecd instead of the one
provided?
 Kde
 Xfce
 Fluxbox
 E16
 Fvwm
 Gnome
 Other

How often do you emerge --sync?
 every day
 once a week
 once a month
 every six months
 none of the above

How often do you update your system  world packages?
 every day
 once a week
 once a month
 every six months
 none of the above

How often do you housekeeping on your system i.e revdep-rebuild,--deepcleanetc?
 every day
 once a week
 once a month
 every six months
 none of the above

Who would you recommend gentoo to?
 Friend
 Colleague
 Business partner
 Clients
 Everybody!
 Nobody

Do you consider yourself to be a?
 Advance Gentoo user.
 Novice
 Intermediate
 Noob
 Troll
 None of the above

What GPU are you using with Gentoo?
 ATI
 Nvidia
 Other

What aspect of gentoo would you like see improved?
 Multimedia
 Graphics
 Video
 Security
 Network  Services
 http://gentoo-wiki.com/Index:HOWTO#Networks_.26_Services Gaming
 Emulators
 Kernel
 Developer Community
 Other

What platform do you run gentoo on?
 AMD64
 X86
 Sparc
 ARM
 Alpha
 Hppa
 Ia64
 Mips
 PPC

Do you dual-boot if so with what OS?
 Windows XP
 Windows 98
 Windows 2000
 Windows NT
 BSD
 Unix
 OSX
 Other

How did you come across gentoo?
 Friend told me
 Business collegue
 Distrowatch
 Forums
 Article
 Little blue bird told me
 Other

Do they use grp packages?
 Yes
 No
 What is grp?
 Sometimes
 Never

Which livecd(s) do they prefer?
 Gentoo livecd-2007.0
 Sabayon livecd
 Sysresccd
 Knoppix
 My own
 Other

Do you think commercial packages should be part of the main tree?
 Yes
 No
 Why not
 Never!
 in unofficial overlay
 Dunno

When did you start using gentoo?
 2002
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 Yesterday
 Just Now

How often should GWN be updated?
 once a week
 everyday
 every month
 every six months
 what is GWN?

Should gentoo have it's own WIKI?
 Yes
 No
 Merge gentoo-wiki instead.

Which package manager are you currently testing?
 Paludis
 Pkgcore

Which package manager are you using instead of portage?
 Paludis
 Pkgcore
 I 3 Portage!!!

Do you like the Gentoo Linux Installer (GLI)?
 Yes
 No
 Never heard of it

How well in-touch do you think dev's are with users?
 Very Good
 Not so Good
 Not at all
 No connection
 None of the above

Well that's all the questions I can come up with and that others
recommended, they are not sorted in any particular way either. I hope this
helps and I would appreciate respectable feedback and criticism instead of
flames and bighead comments.

Thank you.
Fernando a.k.a likewhoa
9188B8D8


Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Seeking questions for a user survey

2008-01-14 Thread likewhoa
yea I didn't mean to send HTML but i agree on the once or more suggestion
:)
thanks,

Fernando


On Jan 15, 2008 12:05 AM, Duncan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 likewhoa [EMAIL PROTECTED] posted
 [EMAIL PROTECTED], excerpted
 below, on  Mon, 14 Jan 2008 22:53:38 +:

  How often do you update your system  world packages?
  every day
  once a week
  once a month
  every six months
  none of the above

 Make these time based ones once or more, so there's no holes between
 the ranges (altho they'll technically overlap).  Otherwise, those of us
 doing system upkeep 2-3 times a period will have a hard time trying to
 figure out what to mark. =8^)

 (BTW, agree with the no HTML thing already mentioned...)

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Seeking questions for a user survey

2008-01-14 Thread likewhoa
On Jan 15, 2008 12:16 AM, Chris Gianelloni [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 22:53 +, likewhoa wrote:
  Which DE/WM would you prefer for the gentoo livecd instead of the one
  provided?
   Kde
   Xfce
   Fluxbox
   E16
   Fvwm
   Gnome
   Other

 Can I suggest that we not ask anything that we likely won't change?  I
 have a strong feeling that KDE would win out here, but there's *NO WAY*
 that we can fit KDE on a LiveCD with the other stuff.  When we were
 planning 2007.1, we had decided to switch to Xfce, simply because of the
 space savings.  Cramming a lot of useful stuff onto 700MB is *not* an
 easy task.  Space is our biggest enemy here.  Were we to drop the LiveCD
 fully in favor of the LiveDVD, then I could see this as (somewhat)
 valid, as all of those Window Managers/Desktop Environments are already
 shipped on the LiveDVD (except FVWM).  I'm not too interested in
 people's opinions for the defaults on a media set that includes them all
 and each is only a click or two away, though, as it doesn't really add
 anything to what we provide.  If it weren't for the size constraints,
 I'd love to know what people prefer on the CD, so I don't want anyone to
 think that we don't care.  We do.  We just are limited by a hard size
 limit than we cannot do anything about and have to act accordingly.

I totally agree with you on that and when I asked that question I only
wanted to see what people prefer and I don't expect users to demand a
change based on the survey question responce. I for one love to have
the livecd run on a WM vs a DE, but again I start the livecd with
'gentoo nox' most times. Maybe the livecd should run a WM and the
liveDVD can run the rest this would free up the livecd and give it
more room for other packages that are missing on the livecd, these
packages could be stuff like wifi tools,system rescue tools, benchmark
etc.




  Do they use grp packages?
   Yes
   No
   What is grp?
   Sometimes
   Never

 Definitely word this in a manner so people know what you're referring
 to.  I would say something more along the lines of Do you use the
 Installer in Networkless mode or GRP packages when installing your
 system?

Good way to put it, I was gonna add GRP - Gentoo Release Packages myself.




  Which livecd(s) do they prefer?
   Gentoo livecd-2007.0
   Sabayon livecd
   Sysresccd
   Knoppix
   My own
   Other

 Be sure to list the Minimal CD and the Universal CD, as well as the
 LiveCD, and also list the LiveDVD.  We'll have to relate this data to
 the architecture used when we try to make anything useful out of it, but
 it'll be more accurate, as I definitely want to know *which* Gentoo
 media people are using.  I would also add something like an older
 Gentoo CD to the mix.



  Do you think commercial packages should be part of the main tree?
   Yes
   No
   Why not
   Never!
   in unofficial overlay
   Dunno

 Is this something that we really even want to ask?  I mean, if we're all
 about trying to provide the best user experience, then binary packages
 are almost a requirement, especially with binary packages that were
 originally targeted at specific binary distributions.  I tend to see
 this as one of those religious issues that is best left alone, like
 emacs versus vi.

Yea commercial packages should maybe be part of overlays.gentoo.org so
that the tree can stay clean from these types of packages. But I agree
if it's decided not to included in the user survey.




  How often should GWN be updated?
   once a week
   everyday
   every month
   every six months
   what is GWN?

 Again, you're asking something that I don't think that we should be
 asking.  We couldn't get content even though we begged and pleaded for
 it.  No offense meant to anyone, but I don't care if people want a daily
 newsletter.  If we cannot get enough content, we cannot get enough
 content.  No survey is going to change that, and asking a question like
 this gives the impression that the user's opinion will make a
 difference, when it likely will not.  I'd much rather not ask questions
 that the users are going to feel like they were ignored than ask them
 and not make any changes based on the answers.  Of course, if you're
 volunteering to pick up the slack and write any necessary articles to
 make it happen at the interval decided by our users, well, I completely
 welcome it, then... ;]


  Do you like the Gentoo Linux Installer (GLI)?
   Yes
   No
   Never heard of it

 I'd like to see the answers to this one, but I have a feeling that
 everybody has a love/hate relationship with this.  They either love it,
 or they hate it.  I also tend to think that *many* people have an
 opinion on the Installer without ever even using it.  As such, I don't
 think that we'd get any usable results out of this, but it'll still be
 fun to ask.

I for one never used it so I can't really love or hate it but from
what people who have used it tells me to stay away from it because
I'll eventually hate

Re: [gentoo-dev] How to pass list of paths to eclass?

2007-12-11 Thread likewhoa
On Dec 11, 2007 8:17 AM, Peter Volkov [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hello.

 Some eclasses (kernel-2, font) use variable to pass space separated PATH
 to patch or fontconfig files from ebuild to eclass. In ebuild we use:

 FONT_CONF=path1 path2

 Then eclasses use the variable:

 for conffile in ${FONT_CONF}; do
...
 done

 The problem with this doesn't work if path{1,2} contain spaces. The
 solution I'm thinking about is to you arrays:

 FONT_CONF=(path1 path2)

 for conffile in [EMAIL PROTECTED]; do
...
 done

 But is this good idea? Are there better?

 --
 Peter.


I agree using arrays would be much better, you can also loop through the
arrays like.

for ((i=0;i${#FONT_CONF[*]};i++)); do echo ${FONT_CONF[i]}; done

this way you can avoid spacing because you'll just be calling each array
element in order using quotes.

Fernando