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Month: December 2015

Query about Gentoo and Trinity

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:00:03 -0500
I'm embarking once again on my periodic quixotic quest to corral all ebuilds
(Gentoo packages) for Trinity and combine them into a usable overlay.

Is anyone else (Fat-Zer?) still working on this?

If not, does anyone know of any old overlays with substantial material that 
isn't in the following? (Serghei's--long dead) (Fat-Zer's--still on 3.5.13) (dropped by author as of July)
(plus the one I was working on with Roman back in 2011, for which I
ironically have the materials but not the URL)

In particular, I'm looking for better post-kde-sunset support for the 
packages still building with autotools.

I keep hoping that someone else will take up the torch on this, but everyone
who's tried seems to lose interest within a year or two, so I'm reluctantly
going to give it another shot.  The intention here is to:

1. collect existing materials in one location
2. do appropriate version bumps as new versions of Trinity come out
  (I'll be automating this as much as I can)
3. try to get *something* into the official overlays list and the Gentoo
  wiki, so that people at least know it's there (an unfun but necessary step)
4. centralize efforts so that people interested in working on this don't
  get mired down in version-bumping old ebuilds

I lack the skills, time, and energy to create the substantial number of new 
ebuilds needed for a complete overlay.  If anyone else offers to pitch in and 
help with this, I will be *ecstatic*.  (Otherwise, the only way forward may 
be to offer cash incentives.)

Of course, I may get nowhere at all (again), especially since I'm currently
rebuilding my test environment after the xorg-server and xorg-driver
packages somehow managed to desync. :(

E. Liddell