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Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:29:09PM -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> 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
> tastes.
> 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).

I understand that there is a fine difference b/w something that is
useless and might be useful but lets be resonable here. Is it fine to
package something like an application that will play a sound file
at the top of the hour?? I would find that very much useless as there
are many ways of doing that without adding more packages to the archive.

Someone before said that for a package to be included in Debian, x 
number of DD should vote for it so it's accepted. With this ITP, I think
that the voting become much more popular to me.

Anyway, this should _not_ be a seperate package - maybe they should add it 
as another built-in app into Emacs :)

- Adam

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