On Friday 2019-10-18 10:02, Simon Lees wrote:
Is it not allowed to change one's mind? As part of that thread, there came a time when I realized, hey, groups not so bad after all if you actually spend time on the matter. https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2018-05/msg00508.html "I would totally want to retain RPM groups [for games]". The natural question then is, why stop at games.
" Maybe this insight helps in finding where to go :)" isn't really a strong indication if others were happy with the removal I can clearly see who they thought they had a general consensus and thefore started the removal work,
it was another year before you gave a strong indication that you wanted to keep them and by that time much of the work behind the scenes was done.
What was done behind the scenes merely involved touching yast and zypper AFAICS (the other part was then in front of the curtain).
It's not like yast is or could be the only catalog browser in the world, so I put that off with a shrug, since the metadata was still there and could be used by any other category browser (it's not like yast is holding a monopoly), so become a new category browser as a proof. As users started to notice yast suddenly lacked a feature, the raison d'etre of the proof kind of came to be. This might give an insight as to why the harder objections came in rather later: because I did not value yast as much as the metadata.