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Re: New F11 for XO-1.5 build 20



>>> http://dev.laptop.org/~cjb/f11-1.5/os20/os20.packages.txt is 630
>>> packages, for comparison the 8.2.1 build log
>>> http://pilgrim.laptop.org/~pilgrim/olpc/streams/8.2.1/build802/devel_ext3/build.log
>>> had 402 packages.  Obviously the new builds have an entire Gnome
>>> desktop, but some areas seemed a bit bloat-ish.
>>>
>>> I see perl.  Back in 2008 bonobo was pulling in Perl, and I see
>>> bonobo. But there's no more gnome-python2-bonobo, so what requires
>>> bonobo?  Maybe there are unfixed packaging issues from
>>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Distro_version_migration_nastiness
>>>
>>> 8.2.1 had no man/pod/info pages, but I see ghostscript, groff, rarian, etc.
>>>
>>> There's matchbox and metacity, I thought Sugar was switching to Metacity?
>>>
>>> etc.  No worries, I'm just curious.
>>
>> there are no perl deps on on the gnome stack any more. I filed around
>> 20 odd bugs to fix that up. The only package that currently pulls in
>> perl if you do a "yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop Environment'" the
>> only thing that pulls perl in is the CD burning stuff which obviously
>> isn't required on the XO. I'll try and run one up in a VM over the
>> weekend and send a patch to cleanup some of the deps. I run my eeePC
>> 901 with a full gnome, sugar and moblin desktop and still no perl :-)
>>
>> With regards to the bonobo requirement that will come from evolution
>> and gconf as they still require it (for the moment).
>>
>
>
> Can't we use Gconf-dbus instead of the normal GConf ?

It wouldn't make any difference as evolution-data-server uses it so it
would still be pulled in because its part of the gnome desktop. Even
then the difference is not more than a couple of meg. In 6 months or
so most of those deps should be gone.

Peter


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