Project Timelord -- Initial consideration

Clay Weber claydoh at
Wed Oct 21 22:10:48 BST 2009

On Wednesday 21 October 2009 10:42:21 am Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:28:12 -0400 Jonathan Thomas 
<echidnaman at>
> wrote:
> >> Conclusion, users are tired to see system applications broken on 
> >> installation just because there is a policy that says "no GTK" on the
> >> cd, moreover, this policy where is write and who decided?
> >
> >I think that we should change this policy, since Human Beings usually 
> >about working stuff more than Qt-only stuff.
> I did look at adding synaptic since IMO KpackageKit is cleary unsuitable
> and I'm not sure it even aspires to suitability.  IIRC it pulled in about
> 50 MB of Gnome/GTK stuff.  Avoiding Gnome/GTK has always been, for me, 
> about fitting on the CD than any notion of ideological purity.  If we go
> this direction, we are going to have to have to give something up.
> Scott K
It didn't use to be that way. If you skip installing recommends, it needs 11 
packages @ 2.31mb, which isn't bad


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