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Re: Bug#187245: galeon-snapshot: idiotic section change

On Wed Apr 02, 11:20am +0200, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:
> This is just _DUMB_. I'm unknown with what the criteria used to pick
> packages for the new kde & gnome sections were, but everything indicates
> it was more or less a "links to the respective libraries" decision.
> This is a loss people. We used to group packages in sections by their
> functionality.

Except, y'know, for the x11 section.

> Do we suddenly have a different way of indicating this,
> aside from reading each description one by one? OTOH, for indicating a
> certain application fits into a particular environment, we already have
> tasks and metapackages; in that respect the two new sections are merely
> duplicating existing functionality.

Actually, no, we don't have tasks and metapackages for that. The
respective tasks and metapackages include only those packages which are
part of the "official" distribution for that project. They don't
include, for instance, the two dozen calculators that are available for
those desktop environments. They don't include each and every editor.
They don't include many other things.

> If the gnome & kde sections are to become just two more dump sections as
> x11 mostly is, I don't see the point of having them at all.

Others disagree, and feel that, since users often care which environment
their apps are designed for, making it easy for them to pick out those
apps is a good thing.

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