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Re: concensus on removing TeX and Emacs from standard

On Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 06:09:09PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 12:03:02AM -0800, Robert Woodcock wrote:
> > Hello, I think TeX and Emacs should no longer be standard. 
> What would you say has changed since this was put in policy initially?
> Emacs is a pretty important part of the GNU system (as far as the FSF
> goes), and TeX is a fairly useful thing to have around too. People who
> don't want it are, of course, free to not have them.
> Personally, I'd be inclined to upgrade X11 to Standard. What's changed
> since it was put in policy originally? Computers have become a lot faster
> and larger, and a lot more GNU/Linux users expect to have a GUI available.

How many people *really* use tex ? This 33616KB is wasting on most of
instalations. And there are people that doesnt free this space althru
dont use tex, because they think that if this is in standard it should
be installed, cause we knew what we were doing when chosing priority,
and some random pieces of software may stop working if they throw tex out.

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