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Re: Packaging MATE for Debian

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:22:52AM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> I'd therefore like to ask if anyone here would be willing to help me
> to get MATE into Debian for Jessie.

As you know, there is already an effort to package MATE ongoing (at least
#658783).  The purpose of ITPs is to prevent people from duplicating each
others work. If you want to encourage others to join the effort, it might
be worth setting up a Debian packaging team (an Alioth project?), with a
corresponding mailing list, and documenting the team and the team's processes
on the Debian Wiki. That would make the fact there is a team that could be
joined more visible, and the rules of engagement clear.  Since it might be
a while before MATE packages are acceptable to be uploaded to Debian proper,
a separate package repository with the latest WIP packages is a good idea,
lowering the amount of effort for someone to try it out and get involved.

Also as you aren't the filer or owner of that ITP please make sure anything
you do is agreeable to the actual ITP owner.

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