Subject: Re: Bug#92235: abiword: Please add freetype2-dev, libwmf-dev, imagemagick to Build-Depends
From: Aaron Lehmann (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 00:29:41 CDT
On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 01:24:03AM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Hmm. I'm not sure I understand your reluctance. Are you concerned that the
> binary or RAM use will grow too large? Most of the criticism I hear about
> bloat is in terms of software complexity and the resulting stability and
> security issues, but here the source already has that added complexity, why
> not enable it in the binary?
No, my concern is that we have a valid reason for making people
install the libraries you mention. You're assuming that requiring them
will add significant features. I don't share your assumption, but plan
to ask other upstream developers tonight what exactly AbiWord would be
able to do with Magick and libwmf. My intutiion tells me that AbiWord
can't take advantage of them maturely yet. Who knows; I might be
> If I want a text editor, I'll use emacs, but I think people expect AbiWord to
> at least aspire to be a fully-featured word processor.
Agreed. See above.
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