os15.packages.txt: Inkscape drags in perl
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 18:01:55 EDT 2011
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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,
>>>> 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.
As mentioned its not on any dependency list, its being explicitly
pulled in through choice hence its not a dependency. Check in any SoaS
build.... its not there. This is explicitly a choice by OLPC for OLPC
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