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Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board



On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 08:14:38PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > I'll second that. As the description says, it's just a stupid dockapp
> > and the user base doesn't exceed 30 people, I think. Packaging this is
> > a waste of time.
> 
> Stop trolling. There are hundreds of packages in the archive that have
> less users than that, but nobody cares. I guess it is because they are
> "serious" applications.

I care.  I suspect everyone who has to download the Packages.gz for sid on
a slow link probably has a vested interest in removing the stupid and all
but totally unused crap people throw in the archive, not adding more to
it.

We have some really silly things in the archive, and that's fine as long
as they actually have a real use.  But I don't go packaging every little
applet and script I write, because most of it is useful to six people,
some of it closer to about a dozen.

When packaging a thing, a developer should be asking what this package
will add to Debian and who will benefit.  If the answers are "not much"
and "nobody really", do we really need to further bloat the Packages list,
the archive space, the mirrors' disk requirements, etc, with it?  I say
probably not.

-- 
Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>            What're you looking at?
 
<xtifr> wow, I think I just used libtool to solve a problem -- somebody
        help me! :>
<luca> xtifr, STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD

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