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Re: The status of desktop-base in wheezy

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 22:08:58 Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> Howdy, desktop,
> As many of you know, we're tragically close to freeze. As a result, the
> usual process of voting, debating and picking a theme via consensus is
> not really possible. There was also a distinct lack of interest in such
> a process, as well.
> I've taken it upon myself to start getting desktop-base into shape for
> wheezy.
> I've picked the "Joy"[1] theme by Adrien Aubourg as the default
> for Debian 7.0, which features a tasteful, understated and classic
> look, something that both identifies as Debian while still maintaining
> an air of professionalism.
> Congrats, and thank you Adrien!
> I'd like to thank everyone who submited artwork, and express how
> impressed I am with the artistic talent we have in Debian.
> I'd like to also give high honors to the "Roj"[2] theme, as well as the
> "7th Element"[3] theme. If there was more time before freeze, I'd love to
> have seen a working mockup of 7th Element. I don't think anyone will
> argue that 7th Element had one of the most jaw-dropping and impressive
> login designs I've ever seen.
> The plan for wheezy is as follows:
>  * I've pushed changes to desktop-base to SVN.
>  * Once I give it some finial polish, I will target an upload to
> experimental, where it will (hopefully) recieve some testing, feedback and
> patches.
>  * Once it's in good shape, or directly before freeze, an upload to
>    unstable will be targeted.
> Cheers,
>  - Paul
> [1]: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/Joy
> [2]: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/Roj
> [3]: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/7th-element

how about:

"attention artists, freeze is close, i want to package something, so please 
hold your vote ASAP"

instead of:

"attention artists, freeze is close, i chose the joy theme"

i share ulrich's disappointment in how this is being handled.
i hope i don't offend you and i am still grateful for the work you are doing, 
but i had to say this.


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