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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
seth vidal wrote:

Really? Who is making the plans for soft deps. Doesn't seem like it at
the rpm layer.

Last I checked it was on the rpm.org todo list. Maybe it got dropped. That
would be unfortunate, because I think they could be useful, I've seen
several cases where they would have helped (just one example: Kile (a LaTeX
editor) can call many tools, most users will want them dragged in, but some
don't and Kile will still work, with reduced functionality, without them -
just grep for Requires(hint) in packages (mostly those touched by Rex
Dieter) to see more places where we'd like soft dependencies) and Debian
fans keep making fun of us because we don't have them ;-).

It hasn't been dropped, only post-poned until we figure out a bunch of details.

	- Panu -

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