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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/meta-pkgs

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 02:56:09PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I missed the proposal to do this and resulting discussion on tech-pkg
> :-)

Well... ;)

> I think it's very useful to have something that gives a working desktop
> without pulling in every single program.  meta-pkgs/gnome is huge, and
> has many things that most people wouldn't want installed.  So I think we
> should have some sort of gnome-mimimal that has panel, panel applets,
> terminal, gnome-session, etc. but not tons of "applications".  What it's
> called is not that important.

I hereby bestow upon you the authority to define what "panel, panel
applets, terminal, gnome-session, etc." is, exactly, in particular the
"etc.", and create a gnome-base package according to that.

Happy? :)

IMO a GNOME user, installing from a binary package repository on a
machine from the last 5 years or so will really want meta-pkgs/gnome.


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