[Pkg-xfce-devel] Replace Depends on xfwm4-themes with Recommends

mmassonnet at gmail.com mmassonnet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 07:32:59 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 06:14:50PM +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:

Hello again,

> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 01:29:48PM +0200, mmassonnet at gmail.com wrote:
> > Currently the xfce4 package depends on xfwm4-themes.  I'm in the
> > opinion that the extra themes should only be recommended.  The xfwm4
> > package itself provides a dozen of themes which comes only with the
> > version 4.4 of Xfce.  They look recent and decent :P  Of course the
> > question of what is nice and ugly remains the definition of the art.
> > The thing is that I find it cluttered to choose a theme inside the
> > settings when there are tons of old themes mixed with new themes.
> > I had like to know your opinion about that, so we could make a fine
> > decision about moving the package to Recommends or not.
> At the moment (for those not watching IRC closely) we have:
> xfwm4 recommends xfwm4-themes
> xfce4 depends xfwm4-themes.
> The idea is that the themes don't need to be installed (neither does the
> meta package) but that new users should get them installed
> automatically.
> I think choice of themes is good and that expert users can choose to
> uninstall the xfce4 package if they wish.
> But I'm open to other interpretations.

Yes, and this choice is also the choice to let users browse through over
*84* themes.  This is actually not user-friendly in my point of view.

So why not let aptitude be the tool that installs more (by Recommending
the package), and let apt-get be the tool that makes clean installations

I guess you get my point of view.  Now who else then Simon wants to
balance this discussion?



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