To: Marc Recht <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/16/2003 13:31:20
On Sun, 16 Mar 2003 13:03:27 +0100
Marc Recht <> wrote:

> > I like the idea.  This is a host-based option (i.e., people will decide if
> > they use esound, for gnome, or arts, for kde).  We could use these options
> > for many packages that actually use esd unconditionally (and forget arts,
> > as you say).  The problem is... which default values do these options
> > have? ;) Both to YES, both to NO...?
> IMHO both to NO to keep the dependencies minimal for non-KDE/Gnome users.

Hmmmm I think both to YES could be better.  If you start compiling lots of
programs because you want a full gnome desktop, and then you note you missed
to set USE_ESOUND=YES... then you have to rebuild everything (and this will
happen to lots of newcomers).  Instead, if you don't know about the option,
you will have some extra deps... but not too big.

People who know what they are really doing will be able to disable support

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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