request for comments: the meta MATE packages...

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at
Sat May 10 20:19:09 UTC 2014

Hi Stefano,

On  Sa 10 Mai 2014 21:52:05 CEST, Stefano Karapetsas wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>> My current draft provides
>>   mate-desktop-environment-core (was: mate-core)
>>   mate-desktop-environment
>>   mate-desktop-environment-extras (was: mate-desktop-environment-extra)
> I agree with the renaming


>> I also would love to provide one more meta package:
>>   mate-desktop-environment-full (or similar name)
> Does a similar package exist for the other DEs?

Not exactly. The "gnome" bin:meta:package [1] for Debian wheezy is  
full of 3rd party deps, but later they got removed again. Haven't  
looked at KDE or other so far.

>> 2. Suggested/Recommended 3-party software?
> The important thing is to use GTK2/GTK3 apps

Can you be more explicit about this, i.e. giving explicit bin:package  
names? THANKS! I am actually not sure if I get this statement at all.  
(It is possible to run Qt apps on MATE desktops, but of course, I  
would not include Qt-based desktop components into a GTK desktop).  
Confused a bit here, please be more explainative on this. Thanks!



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