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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:

> Debian is all about not making assumptions like this.  If you want this
> feature, you are free to install it.

And, while this makes Debian a wonderful choice for all sorts of things, 
it means that Debian itself isn't a compelling desktop distribution. 
Instead, that's going to be left to derived distributions of one sort or 

Personally, I have no problem with this. But if Debian is unwilling to 
fill these (not terribly niche) requirements itself, it's not reasonable 
to complain when people build on Debian in order to provide a more 
complete solution for a more narrow use case. It's not possible to 
simultaneously believe that Debian's flexibility is what makes it 
worthwhile, and that the fact that other projects treat Debian as a 
supermarket is a bad thing. One or the other.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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