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Re: Removing arts, aalib from default options

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 02:30:48PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> On 10/20/2012 13:24, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >I'd like to propose removing
> >     arts (sound system used by KDE3)
> >and
> >     aalib (ASCII Art library)
> >from the default-on options to the default-off options.
> >
> >Reasoning:
> >
> >KDE3 is on the way out; the few people still interested in it can add
> >"arts" to their default options.
> >
> >aalib never was very useful, it was just a fun hack.

Sounds good to me.

> The loss is clear, what's the anticipated gain?
> To lessen the dependencies to build KDE3?

To not have arbitrary packages depend on the obsolete arts.  It's not
only KDE3 that had support for arts: many other packages throughout
the tree have an option to use it.  And the KDE3 packages don't have
such option, so the change doesn't affect them.

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