[arch-dev-public] Package Cleanup: Part II

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu May 31 16:51:17 EDT 2007

On 5/31/07, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> 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

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

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