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Re: DBus Menu in Gtk theme

From: Stefan Bidi
Subject: Re: DBus Menu in Gtk theme
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:36:45 -0600

I disagree with putting it under recommended. I recently installed xserver-xorg-core and added the --install-suggests option to apt-get.

The definition of suggest perfectly describes how the gtk theme relates to GNUstep:
This is used to declare that one package may be more useful with one or more others. Using this field tells the packaging system and the user that the listed packages are related to this one and can perhaps enhance its usefulness, but that installing this one without them is perfectly reasonable.

At the end of the day, it is up to the packager, but I can say from experience that adding too many dependencies (be it a hard depend or just a recommend) on a package is counter productive.

On Jan 16, 2014 1:24 PM, "Gregory Casamento" <address@hidden> wrote:
In this case, I agree.  Recommended is what should be done.  I thought with "Suggested" it would give the user an option.   

However, considering that the user will (99 times out of 100) want to use the theme which matches her/his desktop, it is best to use a reasonable default than to force them to choose when they shouldn't have to.

Thanks, GC

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Ivan Vučica <address@hidden> wrote:
If you add it as a suggestion, it will almost certainly NOT be pulled in. It will appear as a suggestion, but not be picked as a default. That's what "Recommended" is for.


Putting Gtk.theme in "Recommended" is the best option considering what desktops people will be using by default.

If you want to give people the choice of what they will use by default, use 'debconf' or 'alternatives' or something like that. Or create a new meta-theme that detects user's environment and loads another appropriate theme.

But if a good out-of-the-box experience for new users is what we're aiming for, then Gtk.theme belongs in "Recommended" section for either applications, or of gnustep-gui. And it belongs in the defaults as a (heh) default option. It's still optional, it's still changeable, it's just installed by default.

On Thu Jan 16 2014 at 6:46:28 PM, Stefan Bidi <address@hidden> wrote:

On Jan 16, 2014 10:47 AM, "Riccardo Mottola" <address@hidden> wrote:
> We should have something like "suggested if (another package present)". I don't think is available on the various package systems.

That's what Debian's "suggest" is for. You can have a package be required, recommended or suggested. In this case, adding it as a suggestion is probably a good idea.

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