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Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 02:01:57AM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
> 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
> gecko will. 

True, but I'm much more concerned with bloating Packages [sorry that I didn't
say that in the first place]. On low end machines, like m64k or 386/486
with little ram (<32M) it becomes a horrid process to try to update the 
system just because Packages is getting out of control.

And true, it will get O and then dropped out, but that usually takes months to
years. I've seen stuff in O for over a year.

So in a nutshell, include all the stuff you want but make sure it is 
still possible to run Debian effectively on a very low end supported
system like 386 with 12MB.

- Adam

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