* scm extensions have been dropped from this release
What are the reasons to drop .scm extensions? Is it more of a merging things together, or was the decision taken because of maintenance problems?
Not complaining. I'm just interested to know because I like to have 1x 40Meg extension independent, rather than 200+ tcz each dependant of the rest...
It's easier for me to manage the system that way.
I have to say that the scm extensions are often useful.
For example, are the only way for me to use libreoffice, since tcz version does not work with all versions of java on the repository and that I need to be able to use the version of java most useful for me.
And still, be able to unmount libreoffice when I do not need is a great way to keep free memory.
Or also i remember when scm were the only way to use gtk3.
I understand that this type of package has not been successful between the packagers, but being honest we must also admit that we hasn't made a work of due information on how to create this kind of packets, such as there is nothing on the wiki talk about how to create a scm.
I do not object to this decision, because undoubtedly one type of package less confusing than two, but I also hope that I can continue to use libreoffice without having to boot another distribution.
For the rest, I am very happy that development continues unabated, I hope that with the new xorg can use my touchscreen monitor again and so on!