Google Summer of Code/2020/Ideas/New binary package format

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New binary package format

The old binary package format used by Gentoo has a few deficiencies (see motivation on GLEP 78). The goal would be to implement support for a better format in Portage (alongside compatibility support for old binary packages). This can either be the format suggested by GLEP 78, Exherbo-alike format using .ebuild files or any other format designed by the student.

Contacts Required Skills
  • Python (warning: involves hacking Portage)
  • Moderate ebuild knowledge