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Month: April 2012

Re: TDE applications: man pages and XPM icons

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:23:51 -0400
On 04/24/2012 10:11 AM, François Andriot wrote:
> 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 ?

I think all trinity applications should have manual pages. In general I 
am against platform (gnome/kde/gnustep) specific manual systems. I was 
everyone would just stick with man pages.