Re: Packaging MATE for Debian
thank you for your feedback.
Il 04/12/2012 00:05, Josselin Mouette ha scritto:
We forked libwnck for three main reasons: to have stable API, to keep
GTK2 support, and to add new features on it (we already started to do this).
This still includes seemingly useless forks of:
- libwnck, still in Debian
- libgnome-keyring (no GTK3 dependency)
There is already a plan to drop it and use the new libsecret instead.
This is a nice suggestion, we should drop libmatenotify and use upstream
- libnotify: only trivial API changes between the forked version and
the current one
We improved libmate-desktop as our main library, for example we added
our shared gsettings schemas there, and added some functions specific
for MATE. We cant drop it.
- libgnome-desktop (still in Debian)
Marco (metacity fork) is our specific window manager, and we added a lot
of improvements and customizations there too.
- metacity (here to stay)
- gnome-doc-utils (here to stay)
We are working on replace it with yelp tools.
We are discussing on reasons to keep or drop other libs too (as gweather
Thank you Joss. We already added a lot of your patches (example ) in
our upstream, and we'll continue to do this :)
On a related but less important matter: unless they have been pushed
upstream, you might also want to add the patches that we had in Debian’s
GNOME 2 that fix long-standing bugs – I’d quote the file manager’s fixed
width columns, which I find almost unusable without the patch, if I had
to choose one.