wording of debian-desktop.org

Martin Alfke tuxmea at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 16:42:31 UTC 2009

Hi Ana and all,

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Ana Guerrero <ana at debian.org> wrote:

> [For who does not know what I am talking about, it is about the website:
> http://www.debian-desktop.org:80/doku.php/
> that points to http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/  ]
> Hi Martin and all,
> I do not have any problem at all with you offering KDE packages. You
> are totally free to do so, and I am sure your work is highly appreciated
> for a
> lot of users. But I have problems with the whole debian-desktop official
> project thing. AFAIK, Debian desktop subproject is to work on the
> integration of
> the various desktop-related packages, bug reports, questions and patches
> *inside* Debian.
> You are providing packages named as the "official" ones of the "Official
> DebianDesktop project" and those packages should be the packages in the
> archive
> for any desktop.

I had no intention to mark the site as the official website for the
DebianDesktop project.
Maybe my wording was wrong. I changed the wording to make clear that my site
is not the official website.

> Debian-Desktop is about making better the desktop experience in Debian not
> having official packages outside the archive.
> To the list: What is debian-desktop subproject supposed to be currently?
> In any case a small request: could you put clearly in debian-desktop.orgthat
> your KDE packages are unofficial and not necesarily upgrade compatible with
> the archive ones?

Of course.
The statement is now online.

> Again, I have not problems with you offering the packages, just with the
> whole
> "official" thing that is confusing...

Again, it was not my intention.
Thank you for letting me know about this misspelling.


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