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Re: MATE Desktop Environment in Debian

I agree with Josselin here. There is no point in forking gconf and other
libraries. Even worse, this will increase the incompatibility between
different desktops. For example, an app making use of "gconftool-2" will
not work when there's "mateconftool-2" in the system instead.

If you want to fix a bug in GNOME libraries, you should propose a patch
to their bugzilla, they will be happy to accept it.

Also, we try to remove existing packages that use deprecated libraries
(like libgnome* and libbonobo*), and I think it's not good at all to add
new packages relying on those libraries.

Dmitry Shachnev
(Debian Maintainer)

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