Re: Themes - do we package them?
On Sat, Feb 13, 1999 at 04:32:40PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> In favour:
> Personally, I like as much as possible on my machine to be registered with
> the packaging system.
Agreed. I've wished more than once for themes to have been packaged for
ease of manipulation.
> Themes can contain lots of graphics and be quite large, bloating the
> Themes are generally distributed as tarballs and are trivial to install
So minor as to be irrelevent.
> We should probably split them into their own section or sections.
I'll agree with this. They should be developed *and* we should create a
section on the same tier as main, contrib and non-free. Call it data.
We can stick debs of certain data. The census data that Dale has. The maps
that are floating around, themes...
> Another idea which was brought up is making a separate site for them -
> I've little doubt that themes.org would be amenable to debian.themes.org
> if we asked them.
> However, this does seem silly, somehow. If it's free, why aren't we
> distributing it?
If it's free, why do we *have* to distribute it? Then again, some non-free
stuff, in a way, we are distributing it. The bloat *does* need to be
considered simply because we're going to grow with executables alone.
All in all, I'd like to see themes distributed but not in main. I also
want to see the census data debbed and putting the data section next to main
should take care of that...