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Re: desktop-base 4.0.0 MIGRATED to testing

Hi Fathi and Andre,

Could you give me some feedback on the message below? I think we can
solve the pending issues, upload desktop-base 4.0.1 and contact the RM
team before d-i rc2 drops, since d-i rc2 and kernel are the current

Fathi, i've discussed with pusling that related kdm bugs. He told me
that you're on VAC. When you came back, please contact me.

I'm heavily busy with Debian politics as some of you can see on
-project. I'll do my best to dedicate more time to the pending
desktop-base issues in the next week and the screencast project since
nobody else stepped in.

On 1/22/07, Gustavo Franco <stratus@debian.org> wrote:
On 1/20/07, Matthew McGuire <gray@shadowglade.net> wrote:
> Debian testing watch wrote:
> > FYI: The status of the desktop-base source package
> > in Debian's testing distribution has changed.
> >
> >   Previous version: 0.3.20
> >   Current version:  4.0.0
> >
> Ok,
> I thought we reported this a couple months back, and that it was to be
> resolved... but now that Desktop Base has migrated I decided to see if
> it was still a problem.
> A screen shot from before upgrade:
> http://www.shadowglade.net/images/BeforeScreenshot.png
> A screen shot from after upgrade:
> http://www.shadowglade.net/images/AfterScreenshot.png
> No offense to the artist involved but that looks horrid. The previous
> was professional, subdued, and yet effectively branded as Debian.

The second screen shot doesn't look horrid. It's worse than the
previous choice but far from horrid. Anyway, i'm working to address
this and other issues in 4.0.1 that hopefully will be the the
desktop-base released with Etch.

> (...)
> Sorry if I seem harsh, but I really really think this is a bad choice.
> Please, please tell me it is an honest mistake.

It wasn't a mistake, it was a (sort of) fallback that unfortunately
entered testing. Actually, we've a grave bug to fix (kde related) and
i hope i'll be able to revert back to the previous image too.

Andre, are you around? I need your feedback on this (#407930) and
#404502 too. Thanks in advance.

Considering that Fathi is on VAC, if someone steps in and confirm that
the desktop-base in our svn solves #407799 too, i'll be able to upload
desktop-base 4.0.1 faster.

I want to and that's possible address the three bugs cited above or at
least all them except for #404502, that isn't release critical and can
be fixed into 4.0.2, considering that even if we push the fix into
4.0.1, Ryan Murray will need to merge debian-moreblue 0.5.1 (or 0.6)
into gdm, do a new upload and ask the release team a freeze exception.

thanks in advance,
-- stratus

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