Moving w3m out of standard

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Jun 21 05:36:08 UTC 2008

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 00:21:10 -0500 "James Dinkel" <jdinkel at> wrote:
>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
>On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM, Soren Hansen <soren at> 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 
>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.
You are aware that w3m is part of the existing install and has been since 
approximately forever?  Not removing somethin you feel should be removed is 
not the same thing as adding stuff.

We need a better/more scalable system than we have right now to properly 
accomodate everyone's concerns.  I suspect that is a better thing to expend 
energy on at the moment than exactly what packages should be in or out.

Scott K

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