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Re: [trinity-devel] TDE applications: man pages and XPM icons

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:40:07 -0400
On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:14:12 +0200
François Andriot <francois.andriot@...> wrote:

>   
> 
> Hello, I've noticed that the Debian/Ubuntu packaging for TDE
> applications often adds a man page and a XPM icon. 
> 
> Would'nt it be
> better if these files were included with the source code, and
> automatically installed by "make install" ? 
> 
> It would avoid the effort
> for each distribution packaging to deal with these files ... 

Not all distributions add stuff like that (Gentoo doesn't, I would
presume Slackware doesn't).  Does anyone know why the
Debian-descended distros think they're necessary?  (I'm
especially confused by the icons—what's the value of having
XPMs in addition to the PNGs?)  If there's no good argument
for having them that applies to all distros, I would vote against 
adding extra stuff to the main tree—why up the maintenance 
burden for nothing?