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Re: Bug#252632: ITP: wmtemp -- WindowMaker dock applet displaying lm_sensors temperature values

On Sat, 2004-06-05 at 13:46, Steve Greenland wrote:
> Let's see, I have no use for an IRC client, and they all share the same
> code base, therefore all but one of them should be eliminated? That's an
> interesting theory.
> There are lots of near-duplicate packages in Debian, and lots of
> packages with very limited audiences. We have a long established policy8
> of allowing any package to be added, so long as it's maintained and
> legal to distribute. That's part of what makes Debian kind of neat, I
> think. Yes, it makes the package files huge. There have been all kinds
> of proposals to make downloading those less painful, but nobody seems to
> care enough to actually implement any of them.
> If you are going to go on a rampage against "waste" packages, I can
> think of better places to start than minor 18kb applets. Consider,
> perhaps, the functional duplication of GNOME and KDE...

Yeah, exactly. I like to see all different, but similar packages, a
great chance of freedom in software: You really can choose what Desktop
you like, or WindowMaker DockApp for temperatura you want to use. You
are free to choose it. And that is a freedom that Debian resources
(bandwith, disk space, etc) can afford now. But yes, we have to think in
user's time when updating, that is one of the things that really
concerns me.


David Moreno Garza <damog@damog.net>
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