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Re: [opensuse] Thunderbird
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 17:33:31 +0100
  • Message-id: <hou0dno65g.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Ken Schneider wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 10:18 +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>>> Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx> writes:
>>>
>>>> On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 07:14:00PM +0100, Ben wrote:
>>>>> Op zondag 4 december 2005 18:40, schreef Alexey Eremenko:
>>>>>> I really believe that the CD version must have Thunderbird.
>>>>>> I vote for it !
>>>>> I agree with this
>>>> Open a bugreport, assign best to category "Selections" or so.
>>>
>>> The question is: What can we take down from the distro instead? I
>>> don't want to go to another CD...
>>
>> To avoid having to add another CD can a question be posed during the
>> post install setup to add a YaST repository mirror for these additional
>> selections? This way any new SUSE users will have access to additional
>> packages without becoming frustrated as to where additional packages can
>> be downloaded from. It will be automatically setup for them. Or have
>> smart setup automatically during install.
>
> Basically, this would be a great benefit for end users, even more so if you consider adding some
> community repositories (such as packman, mine (suser-guru), and a few others).
>
> We (community packagers) started to discuss this with the SUSE Linux project/product management but
> the discussion showed a few issues, mainly being the fact that some repositories provide software
> that is not legally distributable in any country (most specifically... not in the US), such as mad,
> lame, MPlayer, etc...
>
> The Novell legal dept was to check that but we didn't have any feedback yet, which is also my own
> fault as I didn't ask Adrian about the progress of that task (and god knows Adrian and AJ have
> gazillions of things to do).

I still like to see this, Adrian is on vacation right now, I'll have
to check with him the status of this.

>
> Now, back to Thunderbird... Also consider that if you add a package to maintain, it also includes
> support, security fixes, QA cycles, etc... It's not just being on the installation media, it's also
> the full QA cycle packages undergo when being part of the core distribution.

Thunderbird is on the distro already, so this is taken care of.

> Personally, I'd vote +1 because Thunderbird is one of the major MUAs out there, most probably used
> as much as KMail or Evolution... but also a pain to package and maintain (similar to Firefox, I
> guess ;)).


Andreas
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