Re: GNOME question
On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 02:12:24PM +0200, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> This split really sucks. Since I am using Helixcode GNOME I can't build
> my Gnome based packages as they won't run on woody or at least I can't be
> sure. I have potato and woody/helix systems.
> There was a discussion to merge Helix into Debian. The funny stuff is
> that even if the Debian package is newer (and has a higher version number)
> as long as it is the same version upstream apt will not update to the Debian
Maybe I should provide a tool to allow easily removal of the Helix
GNOME packages. I'll have to look into that..
> This means you can't just remove the Helixcode archive from sources.list and
> go back to Debian :( Also most Debian Gnome maintainers seem to use Helix
> as well so Helix is actually hindering Debian from moving forward :((
> I would really like to start merging the Helix changes but as Peter Teichman
> from Helix pointed out there seem to be license issues about the graphics.
> And what's nice about Helix if not the graphics? I also can't understand
> why Helix does not like advertisement by having their logo in the world's
> most stable Linux distribution...
The problem is not whether we would like the advertising. I'm not sure
whether our graphics are freely redistributable enough for Debian to
ship. I need to ask the appropriate people here.
Nothing can be done on this end for at least a week or so - most
people here are heading to Linuxworld Expo. If anyone from Debian is
there and interested, I'll be glad to try to hash out some of these