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Re: Bug#468183: ITP: monkey -- small webserver based on the HTTP/1.1 protocol

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On 03/01/08 10:14, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:43:56AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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>> On 03/01/08 06:51, David Nusinow wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 08:02:39PM -0600, William Pitcock wrote:
>>>> Why does a package need to clarify what's different about it than others
>>>> like it? Debian is about having the possibility of choosing between many
>>>> options for the same thing e.g. openssh, dropbear for sshd, 12 different
>>>> httpd options, etc. 
>>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-January/msg00861.html
>>> I wish we had some more of this sort of thinking in our own project and a
>>> little less of yours. Maybe then we'd have fewer bugs in the packages
>>> people actually care about and use.
> <SNIP stawman>
>> However... it is perfectly reasonable for a distro to say, "We can
>> not be all things to all people, so some limits have to be set, and
>> some users/DDs will be disappointed."
> Which is pretty much what the message said if you bothered to read it. We
> should focus on the quality of what we do support rather than shoving
> everything imaginable in to the distro. Adding more redundant crap in to
> the archive in the name of choice just increases the number of moving
> parts, and thereby the number of bugs, that we have to deal with.

Who makes the decision as to how much redundancy is too much?  And
is it crap just because it's redundant?

For example, is micro-httpd redundant crap?  There are no bug
reports, so how much Security & QA Team effort goes into maintaining it?

>  - David Nusinow, who's a happy thttpd user and also doesn't see a need for
>    yet another small httpd

And I'm a happy GNOME user who doesn't see the need for KDE, XFce,
fvwm, ratpoison, ion3, etc, etc, ad nauseum.

(Actually, I do see a need for small WMs, and even though I see no
need for 18 of them, that's not my call to make.)

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

"The knife, the knife, the life of the wife is ended by the
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