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Re: Breaking programs because a not yet implemented solution exists in theory (Was: Bug#658139: evince: missing mime entry)

On 12-02-02 at 03:32pm, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 02 février 2012 à 02:14 +0000, Wookey a écrit : 
> > It wasn't at all obvious that the actual reason was a conspiracy to 
> > remove mime file support from evince. Now that I know about it, I'm 
> > not very impressed. Andreas has already expressed this annoyance so 
> > I won't say it again.
> Being annoyed and angry is nice and all, but if you want people to be 
> impressed, actually working on the issue might achieve better results.

The "issue" here (or at least at the dawn of this thread) is that some 
package maintainers have chosen to break something that used to work.

It seems to me that Wookie indeed is "working on the issue": Attempting 
to help clarify what is the issue, so that hopefully change the minds of 
those upstreams and/or package maintainers currently tidying to only 
provide XDG hints before being supported generally in Debian either 
directly or through some clever Debian infrastructure.

...or at least help minimize the amount of fellow usptreams and/or 
package maintainers following in the footsteps of those - hopefully few 
- misguided ones currently tidying their packaging too aggressively.

 - Jonas

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