[Bug 2303] INVEKOS GIS can't open file

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Thu Jan 14 20:04:29 UTC 2016


--- Comment #12 from Andrew John Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com> ---
I remember it being optional, which is why I found your response odd. You can't
really blame the distribution if you've allowed such a configuration. Thus,
there is a bug here, if just that it should tell the user "Hey, you need to
rebuild with TagSoup support. I can't handle this file without it.". The
average user isn't going to guess that from an exception.

Making it mandatory would make support easier, but I guess you might get some
backlash from the additional dependencies that introduces. IcedTea-Web still
tends to be associated with the JDK, because we bundled it with IcedTea for a
good while and Oracle still bundle theirs. As tagsoup is Java itself, it's
going to drag in a host of other Java dependencies too. It's worth discussing
on the mailing list, I think. I notice Gentoo provide it as an option to users,
and a vaguely remember there being some negative feedback about it before that.

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