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Re: Bug#645656: network-manager in Gnome

On 11/01/2011 03:21 PM, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 01:42:47PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Yes, that much is obvious.  So the answer is that there is no harm in
>> actually removing network-manager.
> There is harm in diverging from upstream.  We're a software
> distribution, by default we integrate existing software and we try to do
> so staying as close to upstream as possible. We do diverge from upstream
> when we've good reasons to, but we don't do that "just because".

Would using Recommends instead of Depends also mean that we diverge from
upstream? I don't think so. And I believe that NM should not be something gnome
should depend on as there are various other ways to configure your network. Imho
it should Recommend network-manage | wicd-gtk | similar-tools-if-they-exist.



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