Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Anthony Gorecki <anthony@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Segregating KDE?
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 07:58:50
1 Gentoo Developers and Users,
3 After having an "enlightening" chat with #kde several weeks ago regarding
4 their (bloated) packaging scheme, it mas made clear that their stance is to
5 continue with that method of packaging. While I can understand that their
6 packaging scheme may benefit the intended target audience, it unfortunately
7 leaves me feeling considerably less than satisfied.
9 During the discussion it was mentioned that they consider it the
10 responsibility of the individual Linux distribution to separate the software
11 applications for distribution (the file hierarchy of the KDE packages
12 simplifies that task) to the community, if it was appropriate for the
13 distribution's design philosophy.
15 If Gentoo is committed to offering users a large degree of customizability,
16 wouldn't segregating the various KDE components lend itself to continuing the
17 evolution of that flexibility? I would cheer at the ability to type "emerge
18 kmail" rather than "emerge kdepim".
20 I would like to request that any interested parties contribute their opinions
21 on this subject. It would be interesting to see how Gentoo users feel about
22 the current packaging scheme and what, if anything, could be improved.
25 --
26 Anthony Gorecki
27 Ectro-Linux Foundation


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Segregating KDE? Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Segregating KDE? Caleb Tennis <caleb@g.o>