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Re: duplicates in the archive

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:21:39PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 24 juin 2012 à 20:42 +0200, Arno Töll a écrit : 
> > What makes 42 window manager acceptable but not 43?
> Who said 42 is acceptable?

Sure, let's start removals with ones that hard-depend on things a window
manager shouldn't touch, like network-manager.  If one has to choose
between working networking and a given window manager, the choice is obvious
-- except maybe for newbie users, who won't understand what to do when they
get hard-stumped faced with a basic task like connecting a phone via USB[1],
or for less newbie ones, any bridged or multi-homed setup.

So, a good deal of smaller window managers are functionally redundant and
could be culled, but they at least don't break unrelated packages.  Whether
one prefers Gnome3 interface or something more traditional[2] is one thing,
but there are technical downsides for Gnome that could be trivially fixed.
And yet are not.

[1]. With non-ancient udev, connecting one spawns an "usb0" interface you can
configure any usual way, unless you have n-m continuously screwing with it.

[2]. Let's not go into flamewars about user interface here, it has been
overdone already.

I was born an ugly, dumb and work-loving child, then an evil midwife
replaced me in the crib.

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