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Re: Please focus on one generic spell checker in Debian (Was: Bug#487732: O: ispell -- International Ispell (an interactive spelling corrector))

Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> Debian's Social Contract says that "Our priorities are our users and free
> software". It does _not_ say that "Debian should tell users what is good".
> Right?
Taken to the extreme, this would mean Debian would still require <insert
obsolete kernel version here> because some users still need it for
obscure reasons.

There comes a point when we can no longer support out-dated stuff any
more, regardless of what the SC says. At best it takes time and effort
on maintaining compatibility that could be better spent elsewhere.

Should the priorities be for the users who want the old stuff or the
users who want the new stuff?

Brian May

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