Moving w3m out of standard

Steven Harms thisdyingdream at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 14:52:58 UTC 2008


This is a great idea, as almost all administration tasks using w3m are
generally accomplished by wget.  Also I believe the upstream is either dead
or near dead on this one, I was unable to get any response on bugs.

- sharms

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at canonical.com> wrote:

>  * w3m            # we need some text-based html presenter
>
> I'd like to formally cast doubt on this statement from the standard seed.
> This was originally added a long time ago in order to provide a text-based
> browser for use on servers, at a time when the default server installation
> was a strict subset of the desktop.  It is completely superfluous on a
> modern desktop.
>
> Now that this is becoming possible with the new server seed[1], I'd like to
> propose that it move to the server seed instead (or even be removed, if the
> server team doesn't feel it's appropriate).
>
> Note that wget, which is much smaller, simpler and more generally useful
> (e.g. in scripts) is already in standard.
>
> [1]
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS-Intrepid/Report/Server#head-27b6797bcec023c8714310edd0947ee48caaa8f2
>
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