Created attachment 1240602 [details]
specile for arc-theme showing split packages
arc-theme as packaged is a single package containing all themes. It would be better to package it with subpackages containing
Please consider using the attached spec file as source. I made this for my COPR repo sometime ago.
Well, what would be the real benefit of it?
Currently I'm packaging all themes (transparent and solid) in one package using roughly 700 k to download and less than 3 M to install. If I'd split everything in sub-packages, I could not use softlinking that easy and installation and download sizes would increase a lot…
Maybe I could add a 'meta'-subpackage for the dependencies needed for GNOME and GTK themes, so they would not be in the main-pkg anymore. This would reduce the download-size for people not using GNOME / GTK themes of this…
(In reply to Björn "besser82" Esser from comment #1)
> Well, what would be the real benefit of it?
The primary benefit is less system clutter. For example, I do not run cinnamon and gnome-shell and have no real reason to install the corresponding themes.
The way I have written the spec file splits corresponding themes and you can "pick and choose" what you want ... I only have -gtk2, -gtk3 and xfwm4 on my system.
Since symlinking most of the files in the package reduces most of the clutter and saves disk-space compared to split packages, I'll close this.
Well ... I do not understand how downloading everything I do not want reduces anything. That said, I am not going to push this further. This is your package.
Thanks for the replies though.