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Re: MATE Desktop Environment in Debian

On 08/02/12 09:55, Josselin Mouette wrote:
Le mercredi 08 février 2012 à 00:53 +0100, Stefano Karapetsas a écrit
Many users are using it well. Now that this is enough stable, I
begun the process for ask the inclusion in Debian. The first
package is mate-common.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=658783 (ITP)
http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2012/02/msg00115.html (RFS)
With this mail I wish to have opinions and suggestions about our
work from Debian Developers.

MATE introduces a lot of code duplication, which is considered bad
in Debian, and is based on obsolete technologies - not just GTK2,
which will of course remain for a long time, but also things like
Bonobo which very few people really understand, and which are the
cause of a lot of not-well-understood bugs.

Maybe this could benefit to both parties if MATE team tries to reduce
usage of obsolete libraries to a bare minimum, and avoid using bug
monsters (like Bonobo and others). I guess this means a lot of work, but
that's the price to pay to ease its maintainability on the long term and
having it packaged within Debian. Did MATE team consider such a plan? If
yes, what was the outcome of the discussion?



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