On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 01:21:05PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
I noticed the package xplanet in Debian Edu today, because it is one of the few packages we install with a debian menu file but without a .desktop file. The xplanet package is installed because it is listed in the astronomy task. Looking at the package, and comparing it to similar packages like celestia, I suspect xplanet is a waste of space in Debian Edu. It provide a static image of earth, without any interactive way to rotate it. There are better tools available for providing a view of earth from space, and because of this I believe we should drop xplanet from the astronomy task. Anyone agree, object or have comments on this? If we decide to keep it, we should ask the maintainer to add a desktop file for it, to make sure it show up next to celestia and others in the KDE menu.
Beware that OpenGL applications like Celestia often work _very_ slowly on thin clients.
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