KDE and too many programs

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Nov 23 02:12:21 UTC 2006

Harold Hartley wrote:

> John L Fjellstad wrote:

>> I never had powermanagement or bluetooth 
>> installed on my Debian KDE desktop and nothing broke.  The OP talking
>> about kubuntu-desktop being 'broken' if some of the dependencies get
>> removed.  That's an kubuntu issue, not a KDE issue.
yeah, but I didn't need those on Dapper, either.  So it doesn't follow from
your statement that it's kubuntu's problem (though I happen to believe t
is - ubuntu goes overboard in expecting everything in at least one of the
*-desktop packages to be installed by everybody).
> Well, the newer kde is adding the newer stuff in kde to allow the newer
> hardware to work within itself.

Indeed - edgy's much more advanced than the Debian version John would have
been using.  As always, not everybody agrees with every decision made along
the way.

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