Moving w3m out of standard

James Dinkel jdinkel at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 05:21:10 UTC 2008


While there is a lot here that I could debate till my fingers fall
off, I think one point by Soren actually sums up my concern pretty
well:

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Soren Hansen <soren at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> Given enough time, any software will prove to be insecure in
> some way
>

And that is a very good reason for keeping frivolous packages off the server.

I would also reiterate a subject Michael Hipp brought up in his last
email.  That is that the concern here is not so much about w3m being
in the server seed, but that if such a useless package can make it
into the server seed, than what more feature creep will the future
bring.  Keep in mind that I too am one that jumped ship from RHEL,
which apparently decided to take after MS and make a nice big leap in
bloated-by-default with RHEL 5.  SuSe is the same way.  So the thought
of another distro which I've favored, losing what it is that I favor
it for, is a little disheartening.

James




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