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Re: gNewSense IceCat package shouldn't depend on gnash

From: Nicolas Hussein
Subject: Re: gNewSense IceCat package shouldn't depend on gnash
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:10:55 +0200 (Paris, Madrid (heure d'été))
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For point 2 : I use swfdec and I have no problem. The dependecy is Gnash
OR Swfdec.

But it changes nothing for other points (Gnash OR Swfdec is required).


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> Hello again,
> I think that a gNewSense IceCat package shouldn't depend on Gnash for
> several reasons:
> 1. Gnash isn't required for a browser to function, so it shouldn't be a
> required dependency (I guess it might be in package "suggests").
> 2. Some people might want to use swfdec with it.
> 3. Some people might not want to use Flash plugins at all
> 4. Gnash in gNewSense repo is very old.
> 5. If someone wants to use Adobe Flash then that person wouldn't use
> IceCat in the first place, due to its stated purpose.
> 6. IIRC IceCat doesn't suggest installing Adobe Flash anyway.
> Regards
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