Fwd: Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] LSC and Dependencies Talk

Michael Rawson michaelrawson76 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 21:33:46 UTC 2012

I have to say i agree. Who's to say kde-based stuff is not recommended. I think the download size is warning enough.

On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:23:12 -0800
Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jan 2012, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at Ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >> that sounds an excellent idea.
> I'm less convinced.  Is it worth the work?
> We're going to come up with a way to analyze 30,000 packages and decide
> which ones are light enough for some (as yet unspecified) size and age
> of machine to run under Lubuntu?  (For example, is rst2pdf going to be
> "Lubuntu-approved"?  Who gets to decide?  Now repeat 30000 times!).
> Then we face questions like: "You approved Firefox and Thunderbird, so
> why aren't they included in Lubuntu by default?" or "You didn't approve
> Firefox and Thunderbird, but they run fine for me on my 512MB P4, what
> is wrong with them?  Will they break my machine?".
> If we manage that, we then start getting support requests, because "it
> crashes on Lubuntu when I do XYZ, but LSC said it was Lubuntu
> approved"... which we can't really handle effectively.
> We can simplify this: I think that what comes on the Lubuntu CD and gets
> installed by default is in effect "Lubuntu approved".  Nothing else is.
> I think any other approach to "approval" is opening a very large can of
> worms.  The Lubuntu community is not "Consumer Reports" or "Good
> Housekeeping", and does not have the resources to do "Consumer
> Reports"-style approval ratings on all the software in the Ubuntu
> repositories.  Does it?
> SUMMARY: Do the benefits of starting an "approval rating" scheme really
> justify the amount of work such a scheme will require?
> Jonathan
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