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

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:11:05 +0200
Le 24/04/2012 14:40, E. Liddell a écrit :
> 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?
>

OK I agree that if XPM icons are not required by everyone, we should not 
add them.
But what about man pages ?