solar at gentoo
Jul 6, 2010, 8:58 PM
Post #7 of 7
On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 11:38 -0400, wireless wrote:
Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-188.8.131.52 from unofficial sources (???)]
[In reply to]
> Ed W wrote:
> > The concept seems interesting though and as you say, exactly what an
> > overlay should help with.
> Ah, yes the concept is reasonable. I would think that
> working with smaller distros/elinux folks, maybe
> those that have sprung up from LFS, would be a better fit
> to build momentum for this idea? Then offer it to some
> 'more visable' place like sourceforge (whatever) to use with
> a wider audience. Maybe build a team of developers using the
> pfsense, m0n0wall, IPCop, .....
Oddly enough I liked IPCop for SOHO.
> The devs around Gentoo (particularly embedded) seem to be
> an autonomous lot with ideas and aspirations of their
> own..... indeed, I think that autonomy is what drives
> many groups to work as they deem best for their flock.....
This pretty much holds true about the devs that are motivated in gentoo
to work on embedded related things. Infact the 'embedded team' is a very
loose nit subset of the overall gentoo dev base. They come and go and
work on what suits them. A few of us stick around for %s reasons.
But anyway when we are talking about patching base system packages for
an unknown timeframe, it's better to have it all upstream from the
Gentoo POV. Overlays as mentioned in these threads otherwise.
> > I couldn't quickly find the official pages for OSS-QM, but some googling
> > suggests there is a limited overlay available already here:
> > http://repo.or.cz/w/oss-qm-packages.git/tree/GENTOO.overlay.master
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