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Bug 57557 - Adding a "branding" use flag?
Summary: Adding a "branding" use flag?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
: 57556 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-19 00:35 UTC by Colin Macdonald
Modified: 2004-08-09 03:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Colin Macdonald 2004-07-19 00:35:08 UTC
I've been thinking, that it would be nice to have a "branding" use flag to toggle gentoo specific brandings for packages (gdm and the gnome splash screen in GNOME 2.6 come to mind.)  I'm not against branding gentoo, just sometimes (well, gnome to be specific) I would like to be able to get the software just as it is upstream (visually anyway).

Such a flag could be on by default so that I could do something like this:

USE="-branding" emerge -v gnome
Comment 1 Colin Macdonald 2004-07-19 00:35:54 UTC
*** Bug 57556 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Aaron Peterson 2004-08-04 13:17:24 UTC
This is a portage issue?

Seems like a nice idea.

Fedora has their own branding packages... It's really easy to customize fedora, because they have all of their brand specific artwork in just a few packages.

I'm even thinking that seporating gentoo artwork into it's own package would be a good thing... and virtual packages like gnome and kde could have it be a part of them... unless -branding was chosesn
Comment 3 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-09 03:37:24 UTC
i'm against a branding USE flag, the reasoning can probably be found on the -dev mailinglist (this has come up several times before of course).

Basicly i find it a wasteful situation to create use flags for every minor issue. We at gentoo brand minimally, never intrusive, I just don't see the problem with that. You can change it in the blink of an eye if you are so abhorred of it.

Actually i think it's sort of our right to do some branding, we do put the time & effort in it, let us have our -minimal- branding to show for it.

I'm closing this like the previous discussions got closed, I'm not going trough them again.