[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [RFC] Add Wayland/Weston

Martín Cigorraga msx at archlinux.us
Sat Feb 16 02:25:47 EST 2013

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 12:49 AM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 4:33 AM, Cai Iru <mytbk920423 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just saw that wayland is a dependency of gtk3 in [testing] repo. Can
> > wayland be just an OPTIONAL dependency?
> No. And please don't make mountains out of molehills - wayland is just
> a 580KiB library.

Sorry for the 'molehill' kid, but Cai's still right, isn't him?
As long as Wayland isn't a necessary dependency of gtk3 it shouldn't be marked
as needed.
I agree that 580KiB is nothing, just about the half of an old 3' 1/2
diskette, but this _isn't_ the right answer, at least this isn't a *serious*
answer:  no matter how does it weights, be it 580KiB or just 1KiB, if it's
not a required dependency then the decision to ship it IS WRONG and
in flagrant violation of the Arch's KISS principle.

May be you should remember Jan that "a system isn't complete when you can't
add anything more to it but rather else when you can't subtract anything else
from it".

Put in another way:
"Ticking away the moments
That make up a BLOATED day
Fritter and waste the system
In a BLOATER way"

Bloat isn't about "size", it's just about design and bad decisions.

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