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From: Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com>
To: Christopher Dimech <dimech@gmx.com>
Cc: Jarmo Hurri <jarmo.hurri@iki.fi>,
	"Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>,
	emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: The fate of ditaa.jar (9.4.5.)
Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 13:23:00 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AM9PR09MB497789DAF6A48500A0C3234E96509@AM9PR09MB4977.eurprd09.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <trinity-689377a9-ce2f-4f77-b787-640d67610b5a-1620970744872@3c-app-mailcom-bs03> (Christopher Dimech's message of "Fri, 14 May 2021 07:39:04 +0200")

Christopher Dimech <dimech@gmx.com> writes:

>> Sent: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM
>> From: "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>
>> To: "Arthur Miller" <arthur.miller@live.com>
>> Cc: "Jarmo Hurri" <jarmo.hurri@iki.fi>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
>> Subject: Re: The fate of ditaa.jar (9.4.5.)
>>
>> 
>> Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com> writes:
>> 
>> > Exactly, so it is enough to just download a single file and point your
>> > org to it with one `setq' in your init file. So it does not need a
>> > pacakge managmenet on os level.
>> 
>> Package management is how users should install software. Otherwise you
>> quickly reach the point where they blindly curl and run untrusted
>> shell-scripts from shady websites.
>
> I agree with the assessment regarding shady websites.
>  
>> > However, Org could also simply say: use another distro that has ditaa in
>> > it's repository, such as Arch Linuz (in AUR).
>> 
>> That would be openly hostile.

No is not. There are so many distributions that are half-done,
unmaintained, etc. By the way, if your distro does not have a package
for ditaa, then you might maybe consider doing a community service and
provide a package script for your distro? I guess your distro have some
way for users to contribute a package?

> If there exists the serious problem of not finding ditaa, then ditaa should be provided.
> For the rest there exist no problem and users can easily install from their Package Manager.
>
> You can't brush off a boyfriend and expect him to do you a favor using Free Software
> by telling him to use another distro.  ;)
>  

:-) It is just the usual one: "you deserve a better one ...."


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-14 11:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10 11:28 Jarmo Hurri
2021-05-10 11:50 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-05-10 12:28 ` Russell Adams
2021-05-10 17:07   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-10 20:49     ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-11  1:22       ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11 18:56         ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-11 20:53           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-12  8:44             ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-12  9:41               ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-12 14:51                 ` Russell Adams
2021-05-13 12:44                 ` Jarmo Hurri
2021-05-13 14:06                   ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-13 20:08                     ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-14  1:13                       ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-14  5:30                         ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-14  5:39                           ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-14 11:23                             ` Arthur Miller [this message]
2021-05-14 11:57                               ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-10 18:41 ` Nick Dokos
2021-05-11  1:25   ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11  4:33   ` Tim Cross
2021-05-11  6:35     ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-11  6:53       ` he " Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11  8:36       ` The " Tim Cross
2021-05-11 12:52         ` TEC
2021-05-11 19:15           ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-12  0:06           ` Tim Cross
2021-05-12  8:47             ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-15 17:31           ` [External] : " Daniel Ortmann
2021-05-11 19:02       ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-16 12:19 ` Bastien

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