r8219 - in trunk/BOOK: . gnome/add introduction/welcome
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 07:53:11 PST 2010
Randy McMurchy wrote:
> This goes strictly against policies set by BLFS for years. BLFS disables
> optional dependencies, and puts the --disable-whatever on the command
> line. Only in extenuating circumstances have we varied from that policy.
I would like to agree here with both Randy and Wayne. I'm not a Gnome
user, so I really can't comment on the specifics, but I think the book
is a bit more useful when the editor expresses an opinion.
If a recommended dependency is explained, then the user still knows it's
not required and can make a choice. If everything is just optional,
then it makes it slightly harder for a user to decide if the dependency
is important or not. If a user doesn't know, then I think they would go
with the recommendations and end up with a more satisfactory result.
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