> We want it to be Simple, Small and Lightweight. That's our goal.
... that's why I was surprised when SliTaz 4 made the inclusion of Webkit kind of mandatory. Nice as an integrated admin & configuration tool like TazPanel is, and impressive as a dedicated tiny web browser like TazWeb is, I think the distribution took a wrong turn when people decided to create something like a mini Ubuntu and in the process sacrificed for mere comfort some of the simplicity, flexibility and transparency of previous releases. The latest version of libwebkit weighs in at 30+ MB (extracted). How can such a huge lump be justified in a distro that wants to be lightweight, especially when it is only used in an auxiliary function, which is the case for people who use Firefox or Opera as their main browser?
And then there is the loss of flexibility that comes with the integration of a large variety of functions in a single interface (TazPanel). I use SLiTaz exclusively from a customized live CD and, since size matters, I remove everything from the CD that I don't need (wifi and other hardware related stuff, grub and other installation related stuff etc). But this is where the newly introduced inflexibility kicks in because as soon as I remove Parted and GParted, the dependency chain ripples through to TazPanel, which in my opinion also makes TazWeb and Webkit redundant. And then there are the two permanently open local ports and lots of other little bits and pieces that I don't want to go into now ...
So, yes, I'd also like to believe that "Simple, Small and Lightweight" is the objective. But on the evidence of recent developments I think SliTaz is moving in the opposite direction.