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Re: Bug#195481: closed by Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> (upstream issue, not packaging related)

Hi Barak,

On Saturday 20 September 2008 21:09, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:
> What makes Debian a "distribution" rather than just a random
> collection of miscellaneous software is integration.  This is an
> integration wishlist.  It has to happen at the distribution level if
> it is to happen anywhere.  I don't understand why you want to close
> this issue---the logic seems to be just that it's hard to address, but
> that doesn't seem like a very compelling reason.  And I don't see how
> it can be filed against any (or many) particular packages---it is an
> issue that requires policy and coordination between many packages, and
> hence belongs on Package: general.

As said, feel free to reopen. And, as usual.., are you willing to work on this 

Also IMO it's not really about integration (yet). First, some general plan and 
then an implementation needs to be found, maybe within freedesktop.org, maybe 
not. Then, packages would need to be changed to implement this plan. And then 
a mass bug filing could be done, if there is consensus on debian-devel@ that 
this should be done. In the bug report I read no consensus _and_ no activity 
since 5 years.

But, as said, feel free to reopen.


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