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Re: SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Hi Gunnar,

On  Do 05 Jun 2014 15:33:23 CEST, Gunnar Wolf wrote:

Package: mate-desktop-environment
Version: 1.8.0+2~bpo70+1

Following up on the thread in the mailing list:

>are there any reasons for the »strange« package description in
>mate-desktop-environment (and more)
>The MATE Desktop Environment, a non-intuitive and unattractive desktop
> for users, using traditional computing desktop metaphor.

I have adopted this a little self-ironic description from the meta
package mate-desktop-environment that has been provided on the
upstream package site so far [1].

If you feel we should change that, please file a bug report against
that package in Debian.

Being "self-ironic" is not a service to our users, who might be
interested in a traditional, lightweight desktop environment (and
will not choose to suffer with a "non-intuitive and unattractive"
solution instead).

A fix for it has been uploaded just now.

The new LONG_DESCRIPTIONs start with:

 The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an
 intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for
 Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
 MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while
 preserving a traditional desktop experience.


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