Changeset 11436 for trunk/doc


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Timestamp:
Mar 24, 2005, 11:04:18 AM (14 years ago)
Author:
mww
Message:

add some guidelines for using variants

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  • trunk/doc/guide/xml/portfiles/variants.xml

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    1010        </sect1>
     11
     12        <sect1>
     13                <title>Guidelines</title>
     14                <para>There are some guidelines for using variants:</para>
     15                <itemizedlist>
     16                        <listitem><para>Never change the version of a port inside a variant.</para></listitem>
     17                        <listitem><para>Heavy usage of variants is considered bad style - keep the number of variants low.</para></listitem>
     18                        <listitem><para>Prefer function restricting variants over function enhancing ones. Make the default installation the one that serves most purposes.</para></listitem>
     19                </itemizedlist>
     20        </sect1>
     21
    1122        <sect1>
    1223                <title>Syntax</title>
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