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Today In PMS FUD: PMS Shot JFK
Patrick Lauer is complaining that one of his patches to PMS was rejected. What he is not telling you is why it was rejected, so I shall explain here:
The version of bash to be required by ebuilds was decided by the Council, as was the specification defining it. The PMS project quite rightly doesn’t have the authority to override a Council decision. Patrick was told this, and was told that the process for getting EAPI definitions retroactively changed was to go to the gentoo-dev list and from there to the Council. Such changes have been made in the past, and they’re open to being made again in the future.
Unfortunately it looks like he’s not interested in getting his concern fixed, and is instead just trying to cause trouble.