Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: James Chacon <jmc@NetBSD.org>
Date: 02/07/2005 13:11:09
On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 02:07:46PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> [I've redirected the conversation to tech-userlevel]
> matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > considering that it's extra build time for everyone, yeah, i would
> > > object..
> > You can always do MKHTML=no and not suffer the build time penalty...
> > but why should everyone have to do this when they aren't going to
> > be used? i'm all for MKHTML=yes working fine. but there is no
> > good reason that a base netbsd install or build should do them.
> I see two reasons for wanting it default on.
> 1) Things that are default off rot. MKHTML was default off, and lo, it
> 2) Many people actually would make use of the thing -- although we
> supply no web browser in the base install, it is a rare machine
> that doesn't actually come with one.
> I see two big reasons for wanting it default off:
> 1) Many older machines don't have the disk space.
> 2) As you note, the build time penalty might be too much for many
3. We shouldn't be shipping something the default system cannot use.