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Re: Best Debian packages

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 07:10:36AM -0400, Michael Pobega wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 04:15:45PM +0530, Deboo ^ wrote:
> > Is there a list of best (most used) packages in debian?
> > 
> > Another list of all console packages in debian?
> > 
> > I see Etch has 21 CDs ... how many have the source and how many have 
> > packages?
> > 
> The packages on the CDs are usually in order of their popularity; The
> most used packages being on CD1, second most used on CD2, etc. The whole
> reason for popcon (Popularity Contest) is to decide what packages will
> go on what CDs.
> So the most used/popular packages are on CD/DVD 1 of a Debian CD/DVD
> set.
If you examine the jigdo images of the cds, it will say what is on the
cds. From my guess, the first few cds would contain the most popular
server and desktop software like xorg, gnome, kde, bash, some games. And
the least of the 16,000 packages would be those in specialized area like
biology, physics, electronics. There is also the new debtags feature to
better catagorized the packages. But if you ask here, we can usually
give you good software recommendation for solving problems
[crowdsurfing in web2.0 lingo].
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