Moving w3m out of standard
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.
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, 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.
> - mdz
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