Subject: Re: Eval: New package qt3-3.0.1
To: Nick Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2002 00:17:52
Nick Hudson wrote
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> > Nick Hudson wrote
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> > > > I've created a new package for qt3-3.0.1 that will be needed for KDE3
> > > > and many other new applications. Please have a look at it and give it
> > > > a drive. It can be found on
> > >
> > > I have a buildlink'ed and libtooled pkg for qt3-libs and qt3-designer I
> > > commit soon.
> > This is how my package started off, but than I didn't see the point of
> > having to maintain qt3-libs, qt3-designer, qt3-docs, qt3-examples.
> > The following are the install statistics of qt3:
> > /usr/X11R6/qt3/lib 12MB
> > /usr/X11R6/qt3/doc 19MB
> > /usr/X11R6/qt3/bin 10MB
> > remainder 4MB
> > ----------------------------
> > Grand Total 45MB
> > I consider the libraries and their documentation shouldn't be
> > seperated and in this view it doesn't seem much of a sacrifies to
> > install designer and it's tools for an extra 14MB (qt3 with-the-lot)
> > in exchange for a much simpler package that is easy to maintain.
> > IMHO, I believe that we have gone overboard with the subdivision of some
> > packages for no good reason or added benefit.
> The added benefit is that you don't have to have the documentation if you
> are a KDE user. Why make it bigger for no user (not programmer) benefit.
This is a weak justification as there are dozents of other so called
'user-base' libaries in our package system for which documentation
is always installed.
Considering that a user has already downloaded the complete package,
it doesn't make sense not to install the documentation (except for
binary packages). I personally dislike the direction the development
of the NetBSD Packages Tree is taking.
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