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Re: desktop task: package list


On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 10:09:32PM +0000, Luis Matos wrote:
> > Not sure about .chm readers. Good hint. I'll take a look if it made
> > what we think is the last tasksel upload before Etch.
> a bunch of ebooks that i recently accessed were in chm. i think it is
> useful. 

Are those properly integrated with the respective desktop environments?
A good hint is whether they got proposed for inclusion in either GNOME,
KDE or XFCE upstream, and what upstream's response was.

Just because some functionality is missing doesn't mean we should
include the next best program it implements, we might be stuck with
supporting it for years...

> > >   . contacts ( address book that integrates with evolution)
> > 
> > hmm?
> contacts is an address book for pda's. but it is good to just have an
> address book. it's lightwheight and it can substitute evolution in a
> fast lookup.

AFAIK, we already have a PIM suite in GNOME and KDE; while contacts is
nice (and I use it personally) having programs duplicating functionality
in the default install is confusing.  If we move towards contacts, we
should rethink the whole PIM stack, including dates and some mail

> > >  = development tools =
> > >  . some? or none?
> > 
> > none by default, we've text editors. let us avoid the eclipse versus
> > emacs versus foo favourite development suite war. :)
> my aim is not that. my development i would like to have what people
> expect. maybe anjuta, glade and mono develop would be nice for people
> that want to have develop gnome applications ... but i think it stays
> out of the aim of tasksel.

Indeed.  Having a gnome-devel meta-package at one point makes sense if
there is none already, but I don't think this is in the scope of the
desktop task.


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