Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:38 UTC, submitted by EvilWells
Debian and its clones Developer Frans Pop, author of debtree, posted an article showing the evolution in size of the GNOME desktop environment in recent Debian releases. The picture he paints isn't particularly pretty: the default GNOME install has increased drastically in size over the years.
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RE: Whoa, hold on there ...
by cjst on Tue 8th Sep 2009 12:54 UTC in reply to "Whoa, hold on there ..."
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2009-03-30

Debian just tries to package every possible feature which is not a bad thing in itself. The problem is that too many GNOME people (or freesoftware people for that matter) seem to be oblivious about modularity (plug-ins and dlopen()). Then there's also all that shit that pulls in Mono, Python and whatever is the latest popular toy language these days.

Edited 2009-09-08 12:58 UTC

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