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

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net> writes:

> 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.

I appreciate the variety.  I'd be much more interested in a better
compression algorithm (bz2, for example) than in a censored content.

> 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.

Please define "real use".

> 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.

"Only do what's popular" has lead to Windows.  I prefer Debian the way
it is.
Aaron Isotton

My GPG Public Key: http://www.isotton.com/gpg-public-key

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