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Re: Upload of GNOME 2.8 to unstable

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Jordi Mallach wrote:

> The GNOME team have been talking about what the chances are of having
> GNOME 2.8 uploaded to unstable since it was released upstream early in
> September.
> While two months ago we never consider this to be a real possibility for
> various reasons, today things have changed enough that we need to
> reconsider.


> If we get your OK to do the upload, my personal opinion is that once 2.8
> is in unstable, it'd be difficult to not end up shipping with GNOME 2.8
> in sarge, as the new shlibs will trickle to not-so-gnome-ish packages
> like Firefox and so. Others may think that it should be possible to work
> as KDE packages are doing it. Again, I'm confident that it'll go
> smoothly.

I've been helping with building PPC packages and testing the upgrade path. I can
attest that with 2.8.1 being released, plus 2.8.2 and 2.8.3 packages starting to
appear, GNOME 2.8 is more than ready to enter unstable.  I also agree that it
resolves a lot of issues that were pending in 2.6 and, as such, wholeheartedly
support releasing GNOME 2.8 with Sarge.

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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