[Slackbuilds-users] .info Feature Requests

Chris Abela kristofru at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 06:04:14 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 6:01 AM, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> Off is the general direction in which you can fuck.
> In our internal discussions about adding REQUIRES, one of the most
> frequent concerns was "feature creep," i.e. "if we do that, then
> people are going to want $whatever."  Seriously - just stop.  Sure,
> a lot of things would be nice to have - there's no technical reason
> that licensing and optional dependencies and ErdösNumbers of the
> upstream authors and $DEITY knows what else, but unless you have a
> REALLY REALLY REALLY convincing case as to why it's superior to
> what we have now, refer back to the second (one sentence) paragraph.
> That is all.

While I think that we could have done without the decorative nature of
the language contained in the mail above, I also would not like to see
the info file burdened with information of dubious importance.
Consider the originally requested LICENSE field. How shall we decide
what abides to what and under which definition and by which authority.
Writing SlackBuilds is fun because it is not very different from what
you would have wanted to to write for your own local system. Therefore
the process provides an efficient method on how users may contribute
to the "Slackware Experience" without having to go too much out of
their way. Let's keep it this way; fun.

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