[Mageia-dev] painful discussion n°1: debloating

David Walser luigiwalser at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 8 17:06:29 CEST 2012

Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2012/4/7 Sander Lepik <sander.lepik at eesti.ee>:
>> 07.04.2012 19:18, Thomas Spuhler kirjutas:
>>> On Saturday, April 07, 2012 08:38:39 AM Guillaume Rousse wrote:
>>>> To summarize it:
>>>> - has anyone any opposition to remove the totem-mozilla - KDE
>>>> relationship in the installer ?
>>> I'd go for this.
>> I'm not so sure about that. Are there any other alternatives for that?
>> Firefox may be gtk app but most people still use it under KDE too. If you
>> remove those plugins then i would say usability will be hit.
> totem-mozilla does not seem to be a dependency for Firefox. I'm using
> Firefox but totem-mozilla is one of those packages I unmark everytime
> in individual package selection without any regression for Firefox.

I was under the impression talking to ennael on IRC a few weeks ago that this was already going to happen.

totem is not needed and is the first thing I uninstall on new installations as well.  If you need FF plugins, gecko-mediaplayer should have 
you covered.  If you need a video player, kmplayer, dragon player, or VLC do the job (I'm not sure which was decided to use by default in KDE 
Mageia, that's where the discussion with ennael left off).

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