Good point. Pardus will never have the largest repo (and I don't demand it either) . But I think the problem are when they release new lines.
Pardus 2008.2 had a descent repository, many liked it. But many was very dissaponted when Pardus 2009 came. Many favourite applications was gone.
Pardus 2009.1 was little better.
At the time Pardus 2009.2 was out most of the stuff was back. But what happend when 2011 was out? Same issues all over again...
If they atleast could keep the repository at the same level it be much better.
I think it would have been much smarter if they had released a Pardus 2009.3 and when the repository was fixed for 2011 they could have released it.
But thats just my personal opinion of course.
If I just take a concrete example for a programs that are missing. Licq was in Pardus 2008, 2008.1 and 2008.2. Gone in Pardus 2009 then back in 2009.1 and 2009.2
And gone again in 2011 and not back in 2011.1 (maybe back in 2011.2)
And Licq is not just a game it's the best
option for the real ICQ if you are use to the real ICQ features, that nobody of the multifunction protocols have like Pidgin.
As the same way that Gyache Improved are the best option for the real Yahoo Messenger. (the only application that work with webcam etc..)
I talking about thoose and similar applications.