Updating gentoo

In the same way, there are people that are crappy coders that have great care for software.

Before I came here, I was an avid poster, over at the Gentoo Forums.

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and many buildsystems, such as autotools, do support incremental compilation, Gentoo with stock Portage does not take advantage of it.

After a package is compiled and installed, the working directory is discarded.

Imagine the commotion on the developer's part if he received hundreds of bugs, because he or she waited until the standard was phased out...

No other distribution that I know of can use this method as the actual package maintainers exist as middlemen before a patch or update can be used by the respective user community.

TL; DR I have a different take on this as a Gentoo user.

While I agree with peterph's approach of "Let the System Decide," I disagree when it comes to an ABI Update.If I'm unhappy, I can request a patch, by submitting a bug, or the other extreme of "This software is a piece of crap! Regardless, the user, and the developer understand the standard because it's been written.Bridging the gap takes action of some form on a user's part, and that requires all the things you asked me and other's to comment on, and we must rely on the user community and their talents of all forms bridge that gap.Doing this to at least the system set, prepares us to test every package that we compile against the new standard, because we use a rolling release.In this way, adding I consider this a courtesy to the developers, as they now have time to prepare as the standard becomes more widely adopted, and the old standard is phased out.Many buildsystems would break subtly if Gentoo tried to support rebuilding incrementally.

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