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Re: Oddity in synaptic 0.75.13 (Wheezy)

On 17 October 2013 19:24, Cybe R. Wizard <cybe_r_wizard@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Using synaptic 0.75.13 in Wheezy under the menu item, "Settings,
> Repositories," the updates tab lists, "Notify me of a new Ubuntu
> version."
> What?  Is someone developing for Debian but promoting Ubuntu?  Did
> Ubuntu push this version upstream?
> Inquiring mind and all that.
> Cybe R. Wizard
> --
> Nice computers don't go down.
>         Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
>                 "The Barsoom Project"

I read this and could believe, so I went to synaptic to see. It's there.

Debian trade-mark is a very strong, and brings with it so many
attributes conquered over time. We must be careful to not let this

I understand people must be developing for ubuntu more than for
debian, and that sometimes software goes the other way around.

This collaboration between distros is very important. But keeping
Debian Debian is of utter importance.

It's a marketing issue, so I cc'd the debian-publicity mailing list to
alert the problem.

My best,

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