There are currently about 24 package-specific "webkit" USE flags. I suggest making it a standard system-wide USE flag. Since there are at least 2 variants of WebKit available to Gentoo users (GTK and Qt; maybe Cocoa too?), some instances of USE=webkit should also IUSE=gtk or IUSE=qt4 if they wouldn't otherwise require those toolkits. In addition, the meta-ebuilds x11-libs/qt-4* should also IUSE=webkit to enable the qt-webkit dependency.
that's content for gentoo-devel mailing list.
Since there is not-a-bug target i close as invalid.
Please send mail to gentoo-dev mailing list if you want it discussed.
Right, silly me for reporting obvious bugs and not "discussing" first whether they can be dismissed as a "feature" somehow. But I don't have time to "discuss" the obvious, so... guess I'll just have to re-learn not to report bugs. Oh well.
Personaly i would be most happy person if you just disappear or switch to gnome or whatever.
This time you used improper tool for reporting issue. Useflags ARE to be discussed on -dev mailing list. So if you are the one who worry about it you sent the mail to -dev.
No thanks, this bug denial attitude, especially when it comes to configuration, is practically a Motto for GNOME...
I happen to agree with Luke that there should be standardization in the usage of the webkit useflag. As this bug was assigned to Qt herd, I'm reopening for tracking purposes.
I also underline that (as comments #1 and #2 already stated) this should be discussed on the gentoo-dev mailinglist, as that is the way we do things around here.
Also, please leave drama outside the door. It doesn't help at all to piss off devs or users (whichever applies).
(In reply to comment #6)
> I happen to agree with Luke that there should be standardization in the usage
> of the webkit useflag.
Indeed, that would be a nice thing.
> Also, please leave drama outside the door. It doesn't help at all to piss off
> devs or users (whichever applies).
I totally agree
What is this bug about exactly? Would you like to propose "webkit" as a new global USE flag?
That was more or less the intent.
Could you suggest a description for it then?
"Enable support for the WebKit web browser/layout engine."
--- ChangeLog 2012-05-08 00:32:37.000000000 +0200
+++ ChangeLog.new 2012-05-08 00:53:53.000000000 +0200
@@ -6,6 +6,9 @@
# Only typo fixes which don't affect portage/repoman behaviour could be avoided
# here. If in doubt put a record here!
+ 07 May 2012; Julian Ospald <firstname.lastname@example.org> use.desc:
+ webkit is now global wrt #285743
07 May 2012; Ulrich Müller <email@example.com> package.mask: