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Re: Helix debian packages

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 05:59:55PM +0200, Petr Cech wrote:
> > 	There are official helix-gnome package for us? If yes, who are
> I don't understand. We already package gnome stuff.

True, but compared to Helix Gnome, Debian Gnome usually falls short.  I've
seen bugs reported and fixed the same day with Helix.  I recently switched
back to Debian Gnome for testing and building some Gnome software on a
clean system (which was a PITA still, but only a minor one..)

I can say that bugs fixed months ago in Helix are still there in Debian.
Some of them are almost trivial problems fixed in minor upstream releases.
I would REALLY like to see more cooperation with Helix and Debian..  In
fact, I'd like Helix to be IN Debian...

> > 	Excuse me for my dummy question but if there aren't I'd like to work to
> > build them (I'm in list to become maintainer).
> Why? helix-gnome debs are at helix and Debian has packaged "plain" ones.

Helix Gnome packages are more bleeding edge in theory, but in practice
they are a thousand times more usable in terms of reliability, stability,
function, and integration.  By comparison, Debian's Gnome packages just
plain SUCK.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>               GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
Debian GNU/Linux (http://www.debian.org/)         20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC
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* CosmicRay wishes he had some strippers here....
<CosmicRay> err, wire strippers

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