Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar
Someone found the need for it and wrote the program. Someone else found
if worthy of their time to package it. Who are you to judge whether
it's useful or not? If it turns out to not be useful, sooner or later
it will be orphaned, get really stale, and eventually get dropped from
the archive. A collection of "stupid little scripts", as call it, is
not likely to bloat the archive any more than 20 web browsers based on
On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 12:18:13AM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 09:53:09PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > "Adam Majer" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Please, let's keep the archive resonable.
> > Since we just had a discussion about censorware and developer
> > decisionmaking power, I think there is no good reason to exclude a
> > package, simply because some developers think they see no reason for
> > it.
> > So ignore the fools who, for whatever reason, think that menstruation
> > should be kept out of Debian.
> I think this was about stupid little scripts being out of Debian as
> seperate packages.
> This is NOT about _censorware_ or other crap like that. It about making
> the Packages file less than a gig. Why the hell do we even have 386 as
> a platform? or m64k? When you need tons of ram just to load Packages?
> But no, who cares. Lets dump some more stuff into Debian, bloat
> the archive some more. Hell, every little script should have their
> own little package after all. Afterall, if someone is using
> debhelper, they are not using _all_ of it, right?
> But hell, I shoul ITP a "FCC: A Fart Combastibility Calculator" as well.
> then "NGCC: Natural Gas Combastibility Calculator" and so forth though
> all the possbile substances. That would add a lot of value to Debian.
> Add the "Menstruation Calculator" to another package like gcal or something
> like Peter said before. But let's stop making every little script
> a seperate package.
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