Re: Bug#167921: ITP: httrack -- offline browser : copy websites toyour computer
>>"Steve" == Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Steve> The question "why do we need another one?" should always be
Steve> asked, and unless there are problems with the functionality
Steve> provided by the existing package, "I don't want to use that
Steve> one" is a piss-poor excuse for expanding the archive.
>> I strongly disagree. It is the best reason for expanding the
>> archive: at least oneperson has had an itch to scratch despite the
>> existence of a perfectly working alternative (for most people windows
>> works well enough, for the rest there are the bsd's, who the hell
>> needs Linux? And who the hell needs anything more than Red Hat and
Steve> "I don't want to use that one" IS a piss-poor excuse, because
Steve> it's totally unreasoning. I don't think we're raising the bar
Steve> too high if we require maintainers to have some concrete
Steve> reason for adding a new package -- even personal, subjective
Steve> reasons are ok.
That is a contradiction. Either personal, subjective reasons
are ok -- or they are not. "I don't want to use that one" IS a
personal, subjective reason.
If you want your program to be readable, consider supplying the
argument. --Larry Wall in the perl man page
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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