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1GLEP: 22 1GLEP: 22
2Title: New "keyword" system to incorporate various userlands/kernels/archs 2Title: New "keyword" system to incorporate various userlands/kernels/archs
3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.5 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/06/06 00:40:06 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/07/20 18:15:17 $
5Author: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@gentoo.org> 5Author: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@gentoo.org>
6Status: Draft 6Status: Draft
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 6-Mar-2004 9Created: 6-Mar-2004
10Post-History: 6-Mar-2004, 5-Jun-2004 10Post-History: 6-Mar-2004, 5-Jun-2004, 20-Jul-2004
11 11
12Status 12Status
13====== 13======
14 14
15After withdrawing this GLEP temporarily, a rewritten version has 15After withdrawing this GLEP temporarily, a rewritten version has
16now been resubmitted. This version no longer tries to prevent a 16now been resubmitted. This version no longer tries to prevent a
17keyword explosion, but merely tries to make it manageable. 17keyword explosion, but merely tries to make it manageable.
18
19This version was approved on 14-Jun-2004, with the amendment that cascading
20profiles should be used.
18 21
19Credits 22Credits
20======= 23=======
21 24
22This GLEP originated from the concerns that Daniel Robbins had with the 25This GLEP originated from the concerns that Daniel Robbins had with the
126Profiles 129Profiles
127-------- 130--------
128 131
129Along with an explosion of keywords comes a concomitant explosion of potential 132Along with an explosion of keywords comes a concomitant explosion of potential
130profiles. Just as in the current system, the profile name would be 133profiles. Just as in the current system, the profile name would be
131"DESCRIPTION-KEYWORD-VERSION" (such as "default-s390-2004.1"). One drawback 134"FLAVOR-KEYWORD-VERSION" (such as "default-s390-2004.1"). One drawback
132to having a large number of profiles is that maintainance becomes a 135to having a large number of profiles is that maintainance becomes a
133significant problem. In fact, one could reasonably argue that the current 136significant problem. In fact, one could reasonably argue that the current
134number of profiles is already too many to be easily maintained. One proposal 137number of profiles is already too many to be easily maintained. One proposal
135that has been raised to simplify matters is the idea of stackable, or 138that has been raised to simplify matters is the idea of stackable, or
136cascading, profiles, so that only differences between profiles would have to 139cascading, profiles, so that only differences between profiles would have to

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