Most popular packages in universe (Re: Installing recommends and the CD size)
Christopher James Halse Rogers
chalserogers at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 01:34:17 BST 2008
On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 18:18 +0900, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >> > A list of "the most popular non-main packages" would be interesting to look
> >> > at.
> > 5. compizconfig-settings-manager
> > Not surprising, given how many web pages recommend it. People
> > desperately want to tweak these knobs. Should we consider adding it to
> > the default installation (perhaps as an "Advanced..." button rather than
> > a completely separate menu item)? It's surprisingly large (about 4M
> > Installed-Size).
> I've heard (at a rumor level) that using this tool can break the
> standard compiz configurations, and that the use of the tool is
> deprecated? Is this actually the case?
I don't believe that either of these things are factual. CCSM is
definitely not deprecated, and while it's possible to use ccsm to
configure compiz in a way that makes the desktop highly unusable it
won't actually break compiz.
> If so, we should look at
> removing it entirely, and providing another means by which users can
> adjust the settings. If not, we ought fix it and better integrate
> with the existing compiz configuration.
CCSM is unlikely to ever be completely removable. There are too many
knobs in compiz for a sane UI to expose. That said, there is a sane
subset of CCSM called simple-ccsm. It might be nice to have that
installed by default - it's already integrated with the existing
configuration in that the "Custom" setting is configured with
simple-ccsm when it is installed.
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