[oe] Task-base is big :(
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Tue Sep 11 23:17:32 CEST 2007
I've covered USE flags in a different mail so I'm ignoring that in this
On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 19:37 +0200, Leon Woestenberg wrote:
> The TASK-* and *FEATURES approach looked good at first instance, but I
> have reverted from using it, as it still results in a major cloud of
> package (build) dependencies.
This is the same issue Marcin wants to address.
> My current approach is maintaining an overlay with copied and adapted
> options and dependencies but I would rather see this supported within
Is this overlay public? Even if we can't use it directly a summary of
what you find unacceptable of the current approach in OE would be useful
to see. Personally, I don't think there are that many dependency issues
but I'd be interested to see how much of OE you needed to patch. Perhaps
you could write a quick summary?
We're never going to manage something that works for everyone perfectly
out the box but I think things can certainly be improved from where they
Also keep in mind the task-base I checked in was very much a first
draft, it has evolved since and I'm fully expecting it to evolve again
in the future! :)
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