[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#426164: xfce4: link to editor in bottom panel (very) broken

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun Dec 9 17:23:42 UTC 2007

On dim, 2007-12-09 at 13:25 +0100, Xr wrote:
> > - run mousepad in this launcher and Depends: on it (maybe Recommends: is
> > enough)
> >   
> I think you shouldn't rely on Recommends: to install required packages.

mousepad is *not* required. xfce4-panel works even if it's not
installed, just the “editor” launcher is useless. It only the default
install, and can be removed or edited when user want to. So I don't
think of it as a dependency.

> I for one disabled the automatic installation of recommended packages in 
> aptitude (I like to keep my system clean) and think that basic 
> functionality should always be available with Depends: only. In other 
> words, if you have a shortcut to an application in a visible place like 
> the panel, you should make sure that it is indeed available.

I disagree.

> That said, having a package depend on too many other packages can be 
> boring for some users.

Especially because it's just a launcher wich can be removed. In this
case user *dont* need to have mousepad installed. 
> > - other?
> >   
> Maybe forward the bug to debianutils ? If sensible-browser checks if an 
> X session is available, I don't see why sensible-editor couldn't do the 
> same.

Yeah, maybe.

Thanks for your opinion :)


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