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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Greg Folkert wrote:

> > * What kinds of X packages would you like to see in the future?
> I'd like to see a packaging that gives me the ability to mix and match
> pieces from any of the choices we have available. IOW, meta packages to
> get the "full" compliment of each version, or me picking cheeries if I
> want. Lotsa work... But hey, you said you wanted to know.

eheh but i doubt the XSF will have manpower to handle more than one
implementation. Other people can join and package other parts from other

> > We will do our best to choose a course that reflects the wishes and needs
> > of the Debian community.  Your feedback is a great first step, but we can
> > always use more help.  If you'd like to influence the direction of Debian
> > X packaging, the best thing to do is to join the maintenance team.
> > Please subscribe to debian-x, and if it's not obvious to you what you can
> > do to help, just ask.
> As I am not a programmer, I'll have to ask "What would I *get* to do?"

There is really a lot that you can do. In the first place you might have
hardware that we do not have. You can help us testing the packages and
report bugs before we release. Even if it seems simple it is a great
contribution to know that the work we are doing is actually tested more
than by only Branden and me.


<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.

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