Bug#410958: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#410958: xfce4-panel: Unnecessary dependency on 'mousepad'?

Brad Sawatzky brad+debian at swatter.net
Thu Feb 15 07:49:57 CET 2007

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> On mer, 2007-02-14 at 16:18 -0500, Brad Sawatzky wrote:
> > Can the dependence on 'mousepad' (see description below) be removed?
> > It seems odd that a panel manager would actually require a graphical
> > text editor...
> Well, the dependency (you may already know this, but...) is required
> because the default panel includes a launcher wich runs mousepad.
> Without mousepad installed it will throw an error, and there is no
> simple way to be sure that it's installed otherwise, and there is no
> alternatives for graphical text editors.

Hmm, that's unfortunate.  I see the rationale, but I guess my vote would be
to drop the default launcher.  That's driven by principle, more than
anything else (mousepad *is* quite lightweight/small).   Having a graphical
text editor bundled pulled in by a general-purpose launcher just rings my
"bloat-alarms" :-)

Feel free to reassign this as 'Wishlist' if you think dropping the default
launcher (and associated dependency) is a bad plan.

(BTW, thanks for your work on maintaining this package (and the others).
It's much appreciated.)

-- Brad

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