On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:04:17 +0000 (UTC), Duncan <1i5t5.dun...@cox.net>
wrote:
> Ben de Groot posted on Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:28:24 +0100 as excerpted:
> 
>> On 4 March 2010 08:08, Joshua Saddler <nightmo...@gentoo.org> wrote:
>>> Your logic is very thin here. By that same line of reasoning, neither
>>> are the gtk or qt flags, since you don't need 'em if you're building,
>>> say, a *box desktop.
>> 
>> Toolkits are more directly useful to a desktop than printing.
>> 
>>> Printing is something I'd argue is part of a desktop environment.
>> 
>> And I'd argue it isn't necessarily so.
> 
> Indeed.  Some (many?) of us use printing uncommonly enough that it's 
> cheaper to put it on a thumb drive and take it to a printer than buy a 
> printer -- and pay for another $10-30 ink cartridge every time we want
to 
> print something, because the last one dried up between uses.  (I keep 
> thinking I'll buy a laser printer, but never seem to get around to doing

> the research on best supported, etc, and always seem to have other
things 
> to spend the money on.  Besides, the tech keeps getting better, so a bit

> of delay isn't hurting... which I've been saying for years now.  How
many 
> are in a similar position?)

Similarly, I have never *owned* a printer because work or school always
has had free printing. So, my opinion is that the Gentoo default of
USE=cups in desktop profiles is bogus for *my* Gentoo desktops. But, I'm
not a desktop profile consumer anyway because they are sub-optimal, imo. ;)

-Jeremy

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