Re: Bug#288497: ITP: libsnowball-swedish-perl -- Stemming algorithm for Swedish
* Dominic Hargreaves [Tue, Jan 04 2005, 01:10:05AM]:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name : libsnowball-swedish-perl
> Version : 1.01
> Upstream Author : Ask Solem Hoel <email@example.com>
> * URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Snowball-Swedish/
> * License : Dual GPL/Artistic
> Description : Stemming algorithm for Swedish
I would not accept all your libsnowball* packages in Debian and hope
your sponsor will see it the same way.
Reason: poisoning the package pool.
Background: most of them (compressed) need about 5kB size. This is
rudicuolous... a package of ~5kB that about ~5kB meta data to be
included in the archive. For what reason? 0.0000001 percent of our users
that may need it somewhen in the far future? I do not see a
real/good/successful/promising application that makes use of this stuff.
Looks like a nice demo for one-shot wow effect but should we distribute
that metadata to hundred thousands of users (wasting _their_
diskspace/bandwith) just to make few ones happy? Think about it.
There is the dh-make-perl, every admin can create such packages if
needed _and_ wished.
Debian is not playground for just "making your fingertipps on a great
distribution". Do you really speak all that languages? Somehow I doubt.
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