[PD] nogui mode WAS: Re: debian/ubuntu package for

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Thu Jul 5 08:23:42 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 01:48:38AM -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jul 2007, Chris McCormick wrote:
> >Just because you can't conceive of a concrete example where someone 
> >wants to run debian/ubuntu, but can't, or doesn't want to install X, 
> >doesn't mean that it won't happen. Anyone who does a lot of development 
> >on embedded systems knows that at least having the option of being able 
> >to install and run the most minimal configuration of a piece of software 
> >is very valuable for those corner cases
> It's not that: it's that people who run debian/ubuntu and don't want to 
> install X but want to use pd, are precisely the kind of people who will 
> not use those packages, because they will want to remove some more guts 
> from it.
> >It seems like you are arguing for software bloat, against modularity and 
> >against user choice, and I don't understand why you would argue that.
> I'm arguing against making special efforts to provide features to people 
> who won't use them.

Ok, yes, I see.



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