Re: Comments on Mate DE
Thank you for your mail.
The reason MATE is not in Debian is that nobody has put the work in to make it
so. In Debian, things happen thanks to developers putting effort in, usually in
their spare time. Whilst it's true that some people believe MATE should not be
included in Debian, they do so for technical reasons, not religious ones - and
they won't prevent it being included so long as people are prepared to put the
Some people have started to put the work in - see <http://bugs.debian.org/658783>.
However the timing is such that it will not be included in the next Debian stable
release. It might make the one after that…