os15.packages.txt: Inkscape drags in perl

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 17:55:31 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Martin Langhoff
>> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Daniel, Peter,
>>> perl
>>> perl-libs
>>> perl-Module-Pluggable
>>> perl-Pod-Escapes
>>> perl-Pod-Simple
>>> perl-threads
>>> perl-threads-shared
>>> These seem to be brought in by Inkscape.
>>> Don't get me wrong, Perl was my foundational language for more than 10
>>> years... but still...
>>> Should we axe Inkscape, or trim its dependencies?
>> Why do we even have any Inkscape dependency at all? (You can generate
>> SVG in Turtle Art :P)
> Its used for the gnome desktop so as such its not a dependency on the
> sugar desktop component so I suspect its included as a graphics
> package for more senior kids.
Don't get me wrong. I am a huge fan of Inkscape. I use it almost as
much as Emacs (well, maybe not quite that much) but it really
shouldn't be on our dependency list.

> Peter

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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