xbase-clients split in the works?
There seem to be three separate bug-reports open about splitting
xbase-clients up (*). Do you have plans to do so after etch is released?
For historical reasons (which I know nothing about) Ubuntu has had
separate packages for most of xbase-clients, with the exception of
xfonts-utils (bdftopcf, font-util, mkfontdir, mkfontscale) and xkbutils
(setxkbmap, xkbcomp, xkbevd, xkbprint, xkbutils).
Since xorg is modular now, all those components could be separate packages
(most of which are updated very rarely) and then have meta-packages to
bundle them up. Meta-packages could use categories like suggested in
bug 332521. How does that sound?
Sure, that would mean having ~65 more packages to work on, but that would
make better use of modular X :)