[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#606936: Bug#606936: xfce4 should recommend/depend on a calculator package

William Hales veyrdite at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 09:23:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 08:59 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> severity 606936 wishlist
> tag 606936 wontfix
> thanks
> On lun., 2010-12-13 at 18:00 +1100, William Hales wrote:
> > The XFCE4 environment ( as installed from the Debian Squeeze installer CD )
> > does not include a calculator package by default ( with exception to
> > OpenOffice.Org Calc ).
> > 
> > Solution:  Make 'xfce4' depend/recommend a package such as 'galculator' 
> I'm not quite sure what's the point. The Xfce environment installed for
> Squeeze only ships a default, basic desktop environment, including the
> usually useful applications on top of Xfce. This means an office suite,
> a browser and a media player, but then we expect our users to select
> themselves the tools fitting their needs.
> Xfce point is not to provide everything and the kitchen's sink (GNOME
> and KDE are more about providing a *full* DE), but rather to be modular.
> There are some tools which are expected by an user to be installed, but
> I don't think a calc is really part of that.
> Regards,

Wow, I expected Debian bug mailing lists to take days to have responses.
Thanks Yves-Alexis

I see where you are coming from.  Keeping meta-packages simple also
AFAIK stops everything being marked for removal when one component
package is removed by the user.

Regards, William

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