Gnome to be removed from debian?
Let's face it. Gnome sucks. I don't know if I can count how many gnome
versions we have in slink/potato. And then we have libaries that depend on
gnome, and if a program depends on these secondary libraries, then you have to
try and diddle around just to get it to compile.
I propose that gnome be removed from slink, until the gnome developers get a
clue. Maybe a distribution removing there pet project will be the clue bat
they need. They seem not to care about the rest of the world.
Now, as to why I cc'd policy. There is a more serious issue at stake. All
these gnome libs and dev pkgs are quite confusing. Users have a hard time
deciding what they need. And gnome hasn't even released 1.0 yet. With gnome
having major internal changes, on almost a daily basis, and then having those
changes put in debs, leads to great confusion.
No other library has so many versions.
Gnome might be stable, and not have segfaults/crashes. But having it change
so often is not good. Debian needs to pick 1(one, uno) version of gnome, and
stick with it. Not these infinitely different versions.