Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar
On Sun, 2002-03-24 at 23:18, Adam Majer wrote:
> Ahhmmm, maybe it's only me and all, but this would be one of the most
> useless packages in Debian? For Pete's sake, let's get some useful
> applications up to shape; there are many orphaned packages that
> would be much more useful than this.
Useless is defined by the user. I think Perl is useless, because there
are other languages that does everything it does, and do it a lot
cleaner. Obviously, many many people are going to disagree with my
Honestly, having this program in Debian isn't much of a problem, so far
as I can see. The only bit I'd get worried at is the CD
distributions... But there you have the option to only get the CD's you
need, in order of importance (as I understand it, anyways, but Gods
above know I've been wrong on that a lot).
> And Jeremies comment does not make much sense either.
> Please, get some quality into Debian and not bloat the archive
> with useless little "applications". Maybe we should start a second
> "archive" in which we just have the links to software that is not
> actually in Debian. IMO, this so called calculator would fit there
So then people try to apt-get some application that is "linked" from
Debian, the server it is located on is down, or worse yet, the owner of
the site uploaded a bad (buggy, invalid, trojaned, etc.) package, and
Debian gets blamed for shoddy packaging?
> - Adam
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