New comps and full package list

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Jan 15 02:10:20 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 09:08 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:

> > hpijs, hplip (should be only required when the system has HP 
> > printers), 
> HP is a HUGE brand.  These should just work, just like all the other printer 
> drivers pulled in by cups.  As to why these are they're own packages, that's 
> a different issue to bring up.

Of course, it is another question why these daemons have to run by
default and cannot be activated when the right hardware is plugged in.
> > bluez-utils, gnome-bluetooth, nautilus-sendto-bluetooth (Maybe install
> > on demand when bluetooth devices are detected?)
> Until we have such a system that can do this, we need to include them so that 
> the hardware Just Works.  We don't strip out all the kernel modules, why 
> would we do the userland too?  People expect their hardware to Just Work, and 
> we should ensure that it does.  Until such time that we can detect their 
> hardware when they try to use it and offer a way to install the software to 
> support it, we should include it in the spin, and probably install it by 
> default (note default, can still be unchecked).

I'd propose that the first step in that direction would be to ensure
that daemons are only started when the relevant hardware appears, see


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