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Re: Napster clients, so much diversity.

Anthony Towns wrote:
> Here's a metric: if the package has a significant number of bugs, and
> an alternative with equivalent and similarly provided functionality
> (ie, they're both command line programs, they're both editors with the
> same sort of keystrokes, they're both clones of the same game, etc)
> but that's substantially bug-free, only the latter should be included
> in the stable release.

I think this walkes a fine line very well.

> Why is this good? It encourages stability. It makes it easier for users
> to choose the stable, useful version of the package at first go. It hits
> the most problematic packages, without accidently removing nvi and emacs
> because we've got vim in the distribution.

see shy jo

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