universe demotion: Moodle

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 9 19:26:21 GMT 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:39:21PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:

> That's correct; it's in main as part of the 'education' seed, whose
> explanation is:

>   This seed exists for the purpose of being included on the DVD. The
>   packages here are also in the Edubuntu seeds, but it's tricky to include
>   them automatically because the Edubuntu seeds already inherit from the
>   Ubuntu seeds a nd so we'd end up with a loop. We take the low-tech
>   approach of just copying over the ones that aren't already here.

> This dates to June 2009 as part of the package set reorg; prior to that it
> was included directly in the 'dvd' seed.  Given that edubuntu is itself now
> a DVD, I don't think there's any longer a reason to ship them on the Ubuntu
> DVD (if we were to ship edubuntu components on the DVD, surely it would be
> better to ship the edubuntu *core* instead of the extra server packages?),
> and that appears to mean there's no reason to keep them in main either.

There have been no objections to this, so I'm going to go ahead and drop the
Ubuntu 'education' seed.  The separate Edubuntu seeds should now cover
everything that's needed.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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