User:Ris/wip/Suggestions, concepts, and crazy ideas

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Even though this page is in the user namespace, corrections and additions are much appreciated! This is simply wiki policy, this page can be moved to the main wiki as soon as it achieves critical mass more.

Any wild ideas ? Dump them here in case they might inspire someone! More serious ideas: talk pages, IRC channels, forums, mailing lists,, etc.

Suggestions of general areas that could be added to the wiki, or areas that need attention welcome.


Cache generation
best practices, when, where, how. avoid slow Portage.
LTS packages
Apache, Django, PHP, Python, etc... : guarantee selected versions to work for five years before being removed from the repo. Apply security patches as necessary. This is because some organizations want long term visibility on some things, that they want to work without development work (migration) for a guaranteed time period. Afaics Gentoo currently provides no guarantee of how long a package will remain in the repo. Why not try to LTS the same versions as Debian does ? I know this could be some work...
p.g.o for GURU
this page