[arch-dev-public] Package cleanup - implementation

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri May 11 18:36:30 EDT 2007

On 5/11/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> - Don't touch beryl. It will be replaced with compiz when the time comes.

> - I'd like to keep ogle until dvdnav support in mplayer is stable.
> Despite being unmaintained upstream, it is still a good player (with a
> few issues, I know)

For similar reasons, I want to keep muttng where it is, as I like it
far more than mutt and it's much faster.  I'm sure jeff (and maybe
jason?) would agree.

> - I don't know why we would move i18n stuff out of extra. The "default
> is english, would take a lot of load away" seems arrogant, at best.

That was my gut reaction too.  However, I know nothing about how this
pans out, being a native english speaker... still, it might be
worthwhile to push some of it to community and allow actual speakers
of said language to maintain them, so that we aren't maintaining
packages no one uses (like german, we have no german users at all,

> - loosing bittorrent is good IMO, it has become slow and bloated. It
> uses 25% CPU on a friend's Athlon X2 3800+. Sad that utorrent has no
> linux version (yet), it is THE standard bt client for windows (fast,
> feature-rich, small, clean).

I agree we have much better alternatives.  ctorrent and transmission
are my favorites.

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