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News (mainly features/major bug fixes)
portage-2.1 (ongoing via pre releases)
* elog framework and accompanying modules for logging ebuild warnings, errors
and general notices. Collects ewarn/einfo messages.
* version syntax enhancements allowing multiple suffixes and a new 'cvs'
prefix for denoting "live sources" ebuilds.
* config files as directories enabling finer-grained settings management.
* Addition of an register_die_hook method that allows ebuild/eclasses to
register functions to be called for better debugging on errors.
* Addition of pre and post user hookable functions for each ebuild phase, accessible
via portage bashrc. Example would be pre_src_unpack .
* cache refactoring- runtime improvement from 35% -> 65%.
* Intelligently handle and display USE_EXPAND-based IUSE variables.
* FEATURES="parallel-fetch". Download in parallel to compilation.
* Include a "changed or new" USE flag output when --verbose isn't specified.
* Support for splitting out debug information into separate files in
* exec subsystem refactoring (now with less bugs!)
* checksum/digest subsystem refactoring
* Make --emptytree only apply to ${ROOT} rather than always including /.
* Allow packages to be upgraded that are only depended on via a
"|| ( =cat/pkg-1* =cat/pkg-2* )" construct.
* Ebuild output is no longer cut off early when using PORT_LOGDIR.
* Distfiles indirection- $DISTFILES access goes through a tmp dir to fail
access to files not listed in SRC_URI.