Baho Utot wrote: > > > On Wednesday 25 January 2012 12:58:22 pm Julius Schwartzenberg wrote: > > [putolin] > >> The point of clutter is not so much regarding disk space as it is to >> having extra files that are maybe completely unused. At some point in >> the future it could be confusing what files are still necessary for >> building and which ones just contain information. >> Because everything is still available through the revision system >> anyhow, it should not be necessary to keep these files in the source >> package. In addition the revision system will give you information about >> all the changes made to these files in the past, so you can get even >> more info in that way. >> >> Julius > > They are not very big and can aid in packaging. > > I would rather see them deleted _AFTER_ the cmake conversions are completed > and the packages build and work on most distributions. Of course, as long as they are still used, they need to stay. But for historical records, there are the old Git revisions.