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Re: suggestion: move all java packages to extras



On 11/27/05, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> Ah yes, the "Extras isn't a second class citizen! Except when it is!"
> argument. :)

I'm not going to let you get away with that.
My argument against your obsessive desire to make Core so small its
inherently useless to any particular group of end-users has nothing to
do with a class war.  It as to do with making sure the media that can
be hand distributed meets a basic level of functionality that can be
marketed or recommended to SOMEONE  What you propose is a collection
of software that serves no distinct role, has no distinct purpose to
any conceivable USER pool.  Its an absolutely brain dead concept which
would kill whatever momentum this community has at reaching more
users.  The media sets that LUGs and vendors can give out to people
MUST implement functionality that some target grouop of people are
thought to desire. Handing a CD of Core that has no end-user facing
functionality does jack for anyone but a TINY group of power users you
are grossly myopic about the power of customization to the detriment
of all else.

-jef


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