Bug#435562: (no subject)
lool at dooz.org
Wed Aug 1 16:32:26 UTC 2007
Subject: Re: Bug#435562: gnome-office: Is it possible to add dependency on
In-Reply-To: <20070801161507.15155.15157.reportbug at localhost.localdomain>
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007, Hongzheng Wang wrote:
> The package gnome-office currently depends on abiword, and I believe
> such a decision does be reasonable. But I found abiword is actually
> seldom be used if OpenOffice exists in the work environment arround me.
> In fact, although OpenOffice is much larger than abiword in size, its
> productivity exceeds abiword without doubt, which results in the
> situation mentioned above. Therefore, I wonder if gnome-office can be
> added an optional dependence on abiword or OpenOffice, so that users
> could be given the opportunity to select proper package on themselves.
First, I don't consider Openoffice very GONME-ish, even
openoffice.org-gnome doesn't look that integrated with GNOME.
Second, it's not easy to express that abiword *and* gnumeric are an
alternative to openoffice.org-gnome or vice-versa.
I think this will be solved if the dependency is made to a
"recommends:" as to allow the removal of abiword in favor of openoffice
if someone so desires. This will be possible when APT enforces
Recommends strongly enough.
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