Re: ITP: Debian History
On Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 04:06:36PM -0500, Clint Adams wrote:
> But look:
> (In a sense everything is optional that isn't required, but
> that's not what is meant here.) This is all the software that you
> might reasonably want to install if you didn't know what it was
> or don't have specialized requirements. This is a much larger
> system and includes the X Window System, a full TeX distribution,
> and many applications.
> This does not mean a package that you will blindly install, find three
> months later and think "Ooh, neat," which is about as important as
> a history document.
The phrasing of optional and extra leads me to believe that those packages
are optional. Extra is reserved for things with specialized requirements:
i.e. you aren't going to go "Ooh, neat", you're going to go "what the?"
if you find them after you blindly installed them onto the system.
David Starner - firstname.lastname@example.org