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Re: vancouver revisited

On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 01:53:37PM +0200, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> > Claiming "nobody sane will ever use that" means someone who's actually
> > interested in using said software, even if it's slow is left out in the
> > cold. That's silly.
> The user can always ask to build it or provide resources to build it.



You have one m68k machine, and want to use it as a lightweight browsing
machine (yes, some people do that). To have a browser, however, you'll
need to let it run for >24 hours because the browser isn't compiled...
and then you end up with mozilla, but you prefer a lightweight browser,
such as galeon. Add another bunch of hours.

I'm guessing that a potential user will say "nay" at that point.

The second option isn't very useful either. We'll then suddenly have to
implement some system to allow people to vote to include a specific
package. That requires work which I personally am not willing to do if
there's a far easier option (to just build everything). Also, even if we
did this (and this also applies to the first option) there's no
guarantee that the voted package will work if it's never been built
before; and if a package is voted for in the stable release, there's
nothing you'll be able to do about that anymore.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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