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Re: What is keeping 'kde' metapackage out of Woody?

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Am Montag, 4. Februar 2002 10:23 schrieb tluxt:
> If you, when do you think you'll have all that work done?
> alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
> Seriously: Is it _worth_ doing all that effort?????

IMHO yes.

> If that is what Debian is, or has to have done for it,
> perhaps it is time to fork Debian, and perhaps build for only
> the 1,2 or at most 3 processors with the largest user base for
> Debian users.
> (Maybe i386 & whatever apple uses for their laptops (powerpc?)
> and whatever the handhelds use (arm?).)
> (How much effort is necessary, and how many potential users are gained,
> by having to do builds for alpha, hppa, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, s390,
> sparc?)

e.g. at the moment, there are not too many distris for sparc. Dropping 
support is not the right way.

> Or, at least only build KDE for those 1-3 processors.  If someone else
> wants to build a Debian Linux base for servers for all those processors,
> that's fine.  And, if they also want KDE for any of those platforms,
> great, they should be free to use their time building them.

Isn't that done by an autobuilder? (What is this anyway?)
How do you count at what point a userbase gets big enough? 100, 1000, 10000?
The worst thing that can happen is that KDE will never enter Woody but stays 
in unstable.

What is all that metapackage about? The good thing in Debian is that teh 
system can be kept small. With such a meta package you install many apps you 
will never ever use at all. So why? Installing a package at need makes much 
more sense to me. At dependecies should do the rest. But does kpackage really 
depends on e.g. rpm (means: will it not run without it)? Does actually every 
user _needs_ kpackage?
Else maybe there should be a meta package called "all-debian".


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