FC4 slimfast slimfest

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Feb 21 21:19:34 UTC 2005

Elliot Lee (sopwith at redhat.com) said: 
> Nothing is set in stone, but if you want to write in favor of keeping
> something, you'll have to suggest something else of equal or greater size
> to axe instead.

OK, so:

- non-IIIMF input methods - they are now obsolete for a few releases
- mozilla (classic) - superseded by firefox, thunderbird, epiphany, etc
- XFCE - we already have GNOME and KDE
- Eclipse - it's just Too Big. Moreover, it won't cause the Upgrade problem (1)
- cfengine - it's not in use by Core packages, ergo, it makes sense for
- One of XEmacs/emacs. :)
- gpdf/ggv/gv/xpdf - superceded by evince

That's my opinion, anyway.


(1) The problem with moving any large package from Core to Extras is that,
    until anaconda grows support for multiple repositories, upgrades
    will cause failures. If you move stuff that isn't *yet* in a Core
    release, you avoid that.

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