what packages do we want distros to ship ?
david at usermode.org
Tue Dec 23 17:56:14 GMT 2008
It's not up to KDE to decide "what packages do we want distros to ship".
That's up to the distro. Packagers are perfectly capable of creating packages
with whatever level of granularity they want. They're the ones who will
decide how to split stuff up, what features to backport from trunk, what
parts to leave out, what extras to include, etc. Some will want a single
kdelibs package, while others may want to split it up into a dozen packages.
KDE should not be trying to second guess them.
It might save one distro a lot of work, but inadvertently create a lot more
work for others.
There is still great benefits into making things easier for distros. But that
can be done with better docs, more build options, etc.
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