MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Thomas Goirand zigo at
Tue Jun 3 14:25:01 UTC 2014

First of all, thanks a lot for your work! :)

It's just great. I work in a complete different field in Debian (eg:
servers and cloud), and it feels just awesome to see that others are
putting a great amount of effort on the desktop.

On 06/03/2014 07:38 PM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> @Testers: a basic MATE desktop gets installed via the meta package
> "mate-desktop-environment". A wider range of extra tools/applets/etc.
> gets pulled in via the meta package "mate-desktop-environment-extras".
> @Testers2: We wait for your bug reports (and patches!)...

I'm not so fund of the idea of using anything else but Debian stable for
my laptop (I do use Testing and Sid for some servers though). So I
wanted to try in Wheezy. Though some concerns here, before I press the
red button...

If I want to try in Wheezy using backports, I get:

# sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports mate-desktop-environment
0 upgraded, 69 newly installed, 0 to remove and 251 not upgraded.

Does this seem normal to you? How come there's 251 not upgraded? Will
this break my current Wheezy GNOME desktop (I mean: did you test that?)?


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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