Oliver Fromme writes:

>   > >  I'm not sure why there's so much depenencies, but if anyone wants
>   > >  me to post it, I want to know.
>   > 
>   >         Because OOo declines to re-invent the wheel?  Some of these are
>   > easy to understand if you know almost nothing about programming -
>   > the fonts for example.  Others, like cairo, pango, expat, and CUPS,
>   > are established libraries for dealing with things like text
>   > input/rendering, graphics, and printing.  "gtk" is the GUI tookkit.
>   >         What I don't understand is things like pciids-20090224.
>  It's required by hal.  About half of the dependencies seem
>  to be Xorg-related things (fonts, libraries, protocols).
>  There are also dependencies for supporting various graphics
>  formats (png, jpeg, tiff) and scripting languages (python,
>  perl).  Well, it all adds up.

        So it's not just things that OO depends on directly, but things
those programs depend on, /ad incipio/.  That's ... confusing.

                                Robert Huff

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