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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I can see the point of putting things in the menus which are explicitly
> installed by the user. But to force everything that is in the default
> install into the menus just because somebody thought it would be a good
> idea to write in the packaging guideline that "every gui app has to have
> a desktop file" will quickly lead to unusable menus. 

But let's look at why it's in the default install:

"The HPLIP project provides printing support for 1,139 printer models,
including Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print Scan Copy),
Business Inkjet, LaserJet, and LaserJet MFP."

1139 is not an insignificant number.  Oh, and the fact that we don't
have the ability to decide intelligently if it needs to be installed.

> I wonder what people will think about this when more vendors see the
> light of open source and  we end up with 10 different "print" menu
> items, and 10 different system daemons handling some vendors devices
> (written in python and pulling in Qt, no less). 

Then this is a failure of the packaging or packaging process.  It has
nothing to do with the individual package.

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