On 5/31/07, Eric Belanger firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think that we are going a bit too fast here. I believe that the cleanup isn't done yet. There are still stuff (like WM dockapps) that could be removed. XMMS has been moved to community repo (it hasn't been removed from current yet) but there are a couple of packages in current/extra that have xmms as a makedepends/depends. We should fix these to complete the removal of xmms from the current repo. What about standalone libraries, python and perl modules? Did anyone checked for these? These are all things that should be done before starting to move stuff from current to extra. Perhaps all of this is in a "part 2" that hasn't been done yet.
To throw some project management terminology around: I'm trying to do this with the "iterative method". That is, small steps, complete one iteration, repeat. What you're talking about is the "waterfall method", or rather do each step to completion before moving to the next.
Cleaning up some straggling packages is important, sure, but it's something that could be done passively right now, while we move on to the next active step.
As for xmms, I'd put that ball into the maintainer's court... though perhaps they aren't aware of it. I'll start a new mail for that, just so it's more visible.
Regarding WindowMaker - did we actually remove this? I thought this one was iffy and actually some people do use it. I'd say windowmaker gets about as much usage as IceWM... though I agree the dockapps are cruft.