Future EAPI/EAPI 8 tentative features

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This page is a work in progress by ulm (talk | contribs). Treat its contents with caution.

This is a working page that contains references to all features that have been suggested for EAPI 8.


New features

Enhancements of existing features

  • Variant of || ( ) with defined runtime behaviour
    bug #489458
    • From original EAPI 6 (and 7) feature list
  • Accumulate PROPERTIES & RESTRICT over eclasses and ebuilds
    bug #701132
  • Less strict naming rules for files in updates directory
    bug #692774
  • dosym -r to create symlinks relative to link location
    bug #708360

Other changes

  • Follow POSIX Utility Syntax Guidelines for command options
    bug #604080

Removals and bans

  • unpack: Remove support for 7-Zip, RAR, and LHA
    bug #690968
  • SRC_URI: Remove support for implicit mirror fetching via 'simple filename'