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Re: Helix debian packages

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 10:26:27PM -0500, Joseph Carter wrote:
> 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..)

	The problem with the Helix packages is that they do not have
the same quality when it comes to dependencies and such. I've been using
Helix for some time and many times I've seen nasty things being done
to dependencies. -dev packages that installed without the library
packages, packages with conflicting files... Sometimes I thought I
should uninstall everything and reinstall debian's but I didn t have
the time and I feel from what I've seen done to dependencies that
this would require quite some time.

> 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...

	If only their packaging had the same quality as ours...

	But indeed, if all our users start moving to helix something
will have to be done about it. 


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