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Re: Cast your vote for the Fedora 10 Codename!



On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 09:28 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 08:44:22PM +0100, Tim Jackson wrote:
> > Please may we have an additional option "None"?
> >
> > I cannot see any useful purpose for this other than to make
> > non-technical or new users wonder why we have two names for one piece of
> > software, one of which nobody uses and doesn't appear to bear any
> > resemblance to anything other than some bad, cliquey in-joke.
> >
> > Fortunately we don't use it *quite* as prominently as some other Linux
> > distributions (why on earth would I want to admit to someone that I use
> > an operating system called "potato"?) but these names still make me cringe.
> 
> ... and while we're at it, can we please get rid of the "cute" names
> for ordinary software?  I was trying to blow away unused packages
> yesterday and was wondering what on earth "libpurple" (48MB)
> "gutenprint-foomatic" (49MB) "poppler" (14MB) etc do.
> 
> ..... and while I'm grumbling, at least "libgweather" has a useful
> name.  But why on earth is it almost 50MB in size??  And there are
> three copies of it installed on my machine?
> 

Sneaky way to change the subject of this thread. To answer your
question: libgweather contains a translated location database. 
That takes up 95% of the package size. 


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