On 03/03/10 15:51, Ben de Groot wrote:
I agree that CUPS is not really necessary in the desktop profile, and
especially in the base profile. Many systems run desktop environments
without needing printing support. As we advance further toward a
paperless computing experience, the need for printing support becomes
even less. And, as it is incredibly simple to add print capabilities
by placing the cups USE flag in /etc/make.conf, that choice should be
left to the user.
On 3 March 2010 19:45, Mart Raudsepp<l...@gentoo.org> wrote:
I don't believe we should selectively cripple one GUI toolkit with not
having proper printing support out of the box on a desktop profile,
while others do, just because maintainers are lazy.
I'm not talking about selectively disabling cups. My proposal is
to no longer enable the cups useflag in the base profile. I don't
think cups should be part of the base profile, and as a result
cascading to the desktop profile. And a lot of people seem to
agree. Users can always enable that functionality when they
need it. It is not something that is necessary for running a
One could argue the opposite as well. Adding -cups to make.conf is just
I'm one of those lowly users.