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== Overview ==
In late 2013, I announced that Funtoo would become a completely user-focused distribution. For this to happen, we need a mechanism to capture the desires of our user community, and an obvious area of focus is to find out what ebuilds users are using and care about.
== Infrastructure ==
To implement this, the following infrastructure will be developed:
=== Used Ebuilds ===
Users will have a mechanism, via editing their user profile, to specify ebuilds that they use. They will be able to specify the cat/pkg name, USE flags they care about, and also specify specific features that they use in the ebuilds in a "Notes" field. They will also be able to specify the usage scenario for the ebuild, which will initially allow users to select "Desktop" or "Server".
=== Ebuild Namespace ===
The wiki already has a separate namespace for ebuilds. Used ebuilds will link to pages in this namespace, allowing official Ebuild pages to be created. These pages will serve as a hub for organizing information related to these ebuilds. In particular, these pages will provide the official location for:
* Extended documentation related to the ebuild
** Usage information
** Developer documentation
** Testing steps for new versions of the ebuild
=== Wiki-Based Package Sets ===
Once ebuilds begin to be defined on the wiki, they will be collected into various package sets. These package sets will be maintained and used as the basis for a binary version of Funtoo Linux.
== Conclusion ==
This infrastructure will allow Funtoo to truly focus on user needs by creating the necessary infrastructure for capturing ebuild information from users.
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