Re: Useless packages (was Re: anarchism_7.7-1.deb)
On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> David Starner writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 24, 1999 at 05:59:27PM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> > > Nevertheless it is moot point because we are running out of room and there
> > > has to be a third CD. It might as well contain all the documents and
> > > other packages non-essential to using an OS.
> > >
> > > Here's another idea. What about putting all the non-essential compilers,
> > > includes and other development tools on the extra CD too. They take up a
> > > lot of room and does the average Debian user really need an eiffel
> > > compiler or the IMAP development kit?
> > Instead of each developer chose what packages are and aren't useful
> > to them, why don't we look at the popularity contest? A simple, bias-free
> > way of seperating programs on to the CD's, by actual use. That is what
> > it was made for.
> And how difficult would it be to fiddle the results of this???
Oh, and of course, when the ratio developers/programmers vs
non-programmers turns into what it is for other OS's (that is, when Debian
reaches world-domination), the main-CD would only contain X-related stuff
+ games... Non really the ideal distribution, eh?!
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