Re: xdm package
On Sat, Oct 24, 1998 at 03:44:29PM +0100, Edward Betts wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Oct, 1998, Russell Coker wrote:
> > >It is a xdm replacement with an NeXT type look
> > As kdm is an xdm replacement with KDE look...
> > However using the BTS is not related to the distribution of the software. We
> > could use the Debian BTS to track bugs in Microsoft software if we wanted to,
> > as long as we didn't distribute the MS software in question that would be quite
> > legal.
Legal yes, opportune no: Debian is about non proprietary software. We use OUR
BTS for OUR packages. We can use our BTS for other programs, but I think
such programs must be completely non proprietary.
> Again I agree, I see no reason why we shouldn't use the debian bug tracking
> system for monitoring KDE, it might need some modification however. And with
> proper settings in the /etc/apt/sources.list users need never know that the
> packages they are downloading are not coming from debian.
Are you suggesting to ship apt with such modified /etc/apt/sources.list? I
would be against that: it could be very confusing to our users. Moreover I
think a such active support for KDE would be a very bad move for a project
committed to Free Software as we are.
> About tracking Microsoft bugs: i do not think the bugs system would cope :-)
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