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Re: Bug#692830: ITP: nemo -- File manager for cinnamon

On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 03:59:00PM +0100, Nicolas Bourdaud wrote:
> Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus 3.4 and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon
> user experience to desktop and file management.

I don't think it is currently a sensible decision to introduce
duplicate GNOME3 packages into Debian. Nautilus 3.4 is currently
available through GNOME3, so this would introduce redundancy.

Also, I am not really convinced of the quality of the packages by
Linux Mint. The mdm display manager in the current Linux Mint release
is a dirty fork of the original gdm 2.20 code with the word "gdm"
regexp-replaced by "mdm" (the readme [1] refers to
"ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/mdm/"; as the download location,
for example). Also, the debian directory contains a control.in
template which is never used (since this was part of the original
Debian package). The package doesn't cleanly co-install with gdm nor
gdm3, contains tons of lintian errors and uses a completely outdated
version of debhelper. I don't think such packages would meet the
quality standards of Debian.

Also, last time I checked, Linux Mint Debian itself mixes packages
from unstable with their own repository and I have seen many package
conflicts with this setup. I think a derivative distribution should
always maintain their own complete repository.



> [1] https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/blob/master/README
> [2] https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/tree/master/debian/control.in

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