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Re: Please unblock desktop-base/4.0.1

On 3/6/07, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
Hi Gustavo,

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 11:57:43AM -0300, Gustavo Franco wrote:

> I would like to ask desktop-base 4.0.1 unblock. that was
> uploaded to experimental and merged on 4.0.1 fixed four bugs. With
> 4.0.1 we've finally common artwork for Etch between GNOME, KDE and
> Xfce and the wallpaper ugliness is also fixed.

This package contains undocumented changes:

diff -Nru /tmp/RxGXtXRiRY/desktop-base-4.0.0/debian/control /tmp/ND15WEvaVF/desktop-base-4.0.1/debian/control
--- /tmp/RxGXtXRiRY/desktop-base-4.0.0/debian/control   2006-12-03 09:49:58.000000000 +0000
+++ /tmp/ND15WEvaVF/desktop-base-4.0.1/debian/control   2007-01-22 07:08:39.000000000 +0000
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@

 Package: desktop-base
 Architecture: all
-Recommends: epiphany-browser | konqueror | www-browser
+Depends: librsvg2-common
 Suggests: gnome | kde | xfce4 | wmaker
 Description: common files for the Debian Desktop
  This package contains various miscellaneous files which are used by

> Since 4.0.0 actually in Etch is already quite broken for KDE users

Are you referring here to bug #408513?

Hi Steve,

lool was faster than me on this one.

> and displaying a ugly wallpaper for both GNOME and Xfce users, push it in
> won't hurt IMHO. We tried to keep the diff as small as possible and
> focused only on the needed changes, this is around ~ 100 lines (except
> the required wallpaper in SVG update).

I find myself wondering here what guarantee there is that someone else
doesn't later decide that the /new/ wallpaper is ugly, and request another
update for etch...

The ugliness was due some hand made cleanup by Fathi Boudra in the SVG
that went wrong, this isn't a contest thing. The swirl in 4.0.0 that
was white and weird, now fits again with the wallpaper as a whole, the
color scheme was reverted to what the artist that made the wallpaper

Anyway, please explain the reason for the undocumented changes above, and
I'll take a look at unblocking it.

I hope the issues are well explained.

-- stratus

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