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Re: Bug#286211: ITP: kwin-style-knifty -- Knifty style window decoration for KDE

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 03:54:03PM +0100, Marcin Orlowski wrote:
> Rob Bradford wrote:
> >Is it not possible to combine all these packages into one, in a
> >similar way to gnome-themes-extras? Where gnome-themes contains the
> >official themes package and the gnome-themes-extra contains some
> >extra 3rd party themes.
> >
> >There is always a compromise between archive bloat and installing
> >extra, possibly unneccessary material, since these themes are only
> >about 400K each I see no reason why they shouldn't be combined.
> >(Along with kwin-baghira.)
> I don't really like that idea. First, because all these styles
> represents various styles. Second, in case one of them get upgraded
> you'd have to fetch all the, bloated for me, package just because you
> have one of the style installed.  

400K themes packaged in ~60K debs are bloated for you, but the rest of
KDE isn't?

How often are the new upstream versions of the themes released?  From
what I've seen, once a theme becomes stable, it's usually only ever
updated again to support newer versions of KDE.  In that case, you'd
have to update them anyway.

Finally, I question why you want to maintain so many of these themes.
Surely you only use maybe one or two of these.

> kde-themes-extra shall be just virtual package depending on all
> components, but users shall have a choice and ability to install just
> these components they really want to.

That argument can be used all the way down to every file contained in
every package in the archive.  It has no meaning.

For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!

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