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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

On 15-Jul-07, 07:17 (CDT), Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote: 
> The fact this is the best way to implement this feature doesn't make it
> less frivolous.
> > <sarkasm>
> > How about next suggesting to remove all modules for hardware less than
> > 10% of users have? That would help much to not clobber the kernel
> > image
> > packages.
> > </sarkasm>
> Kernel modules don't clutter the user interface.

But all those KDE packages clutter my usage of aptitude. So do the
windowmaker packages. And all those damn perl packages.

Just because *you* don't use something doesn't make it unimportant. One
of the big values of Debian is a long time tolerance and support of a
variety of users and use patterns, even those that are non-mainstream.
If you find the Debian menu to be clutter, fine. Ignore it, or change
the configuration to skip it.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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