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Re: Bug#17718: ftp.debian.org: please move kde* and giflib* to proj ect/orphaned

On  2 Feb, Martin Schulze wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 03:17:20PM +0100, jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl wrote:
>> > kde* is very buggy. for many bugs the bug system holds patches to fix it,
>> > but nobody does. please move kde* to project/orphaned.  beta 3 of kde is
>> > imminent.
>> On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 10:45:51AM +0100, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
>> > if someone cares about kde : maintain it.
>> Given that the KDE developers themselves are now providing Debian packages
>> on ftp.kde.org, is it still useful for Debian to provide its own version?
> As I 
>  a) don't think they're distributing .deb packages that fit our file system
>     structure policy and

The package install all the components in /opt/kde, following the FHS
standard. (I think is fine because they are *not* Debian.)

>  b) they don't have a bugtracking system with incremental uploads and
>  c) according to my post from before on debian-private we might have a
>     new KDE maintainer in the near future.  (Hi Jonathon).  While processing
>     new-maintainer I received two wishes to work on KDE (from two guys
>     obviously)

Good reasons to have our own package...

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