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Re: wording of debian-desktop.org

On jeu, 2009-04-23 at 17:08 +0200, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> [For who does not know what I am talking about, it is about the website:
> http://www.debian-desktop.org:80/doku.php/
> that points to http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/  ]
> Hi Martin and all,
> I do not have any problem at all with you offering KDE packages. You
> are totally free to do so, and I am sure your work is highly appreciated for a
> lot of users. But I have problems with the whole debian-desktop official
> project thing. AFAIK, Debian desktop subproject is to work on the integration of
> the various desktop-related packages, bug reports, questions and patches 
> *inside* Debian.
> You are providing packages named as the "official" ones of the "Official
> DebianDesktop project" and those packages should be the packages in the archive
> for any desktop.
> Debian-Desktop is about making better the desktop experience in Debian not
> having official packages outside the archive.
> To the list: What is debian-desktop subproject supposed to be currently?

Afaik, exactly what you said above. And we maintain the desktop-base
package, which provide Debian branding and basic config for some desktop
environments (mainly GNOME, KDE and Xfce).

> In any case a small request: could you put clearly in debian-desktop.org that 
> your KDE packages are unofficial and not necesarily upgrade compatible with 
> the archive ones? 

Same goes for Xfce. You seem to provide 4.6.0 packages for Lenny (I
guess rebuilt from the unstable ones), which is nice, especially until I
cook them for backports.org, but I'm a bit puzzled too by the “official”
stuff :)


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