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Re: Bug#625865: ITP: ocportal -- ocPortal is a Content Management System for building and maintaining a dynamic website

On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 13:24 -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On 05/06/2011 12:14 PM, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > Q: How many content management systems written in php does Debian need?
> > A: How about zero?
> > 
> > Not exactly helpful.
> When developers are passionately opposed to a particular technology (and
> not without reason here, I think,) they can be a bit blunt in expressing
> it. The list of these goes on and on ... and while I certainly would be
> more polite myself about expressing reservations about adding any more,
> I'm not going to fault others for expressing their dissent. The way you
> expressed your support seemed to me to gloss over the real cost of
> adding a new package to the archive without any coherent argument as to
> why this particular one was going to be no trouble at all (and/or worth
> the trouble because it's so special).

Strange that you read 'support' into my responses. Actually I have never
even heard of the proposed package, but that's not the point. I even
mentioned that if the package sucketh (if the guy proposing it proves
unreliable), then it can either remain in Unstable or be removed.

You don't just blatantly oppose Debian inclusion without mentioning why.
The great Josselin Mouette (yes, I really respect this guy for his
tireless GNOME maintenance) just did that, and the rest of us are
supposed to magically possess the history of PHP in Debian, and laugh it

And no, you should fault others for expressing their dissent in this
unproductive manner.

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