SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Joe Dalton joedalton2 at
Thu Jun 5 12:03:13 UTC 2014

are there any reasons for the »strange« package description in mate-desktop-environment (and more)

The MATE Desktop Environment, a non-intuitive and unattractive desktop
 for users, using traditional computing desktop metaphor.


Den tirs 3/6/14 skrev Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel at>:

 Emne: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian
 Til: debian-devel at
 Cc: pkg-mate-team at
 Dato: tirsdag 3. juni 2014 13.38
 Dear all,
 the MATE Packaging Team is proud to announce that MATE 1.8
 has now  
 fully arrived in Debian.
 The MATE desktop environment is a fork of what was formerly
 known as  
 the GNOME v2 desktop environment. The MATE upstream
 developers have  
 performed a really good job in integrating the old GNOME
 code with  
 latest technologies like DConf an GSettings. The next
 upcoming release  
 of MATE (which will be the 1.10 series) will also have GTK3
 (if things go well!). During the last 6 months several
 people have  
 worked on the provisioning of MATE packages in Debian.
 The initial workload has now been completed!!! \o/ PARTY!!!
 I.e.: all MATE packages have been uploaded to Debian
 unstable (and all  
 packages have successfully migrated to Debian testing
 already). Some  
 days back, the team provided uploads to wheezy-backports, so
 feel free  
 to test MATE on Debian wheezy, if you like, as well.
 @Testers: a basic MATE desktop gets installed via the meta
 "mate-desktop-environment". A wider range of extra
 gets pulled in via the meta package
 @Testers2: We wait for your bug reports (and patches!)...
 I personally want to take this email as an opportunity to
 thank all  
 the people involved in the recent packaging work. It's
 dangerous to name people, because those lists have the risk
 of being  
 incomplete, but still I want to mention a few people who
 really helped  
 a lot with this pile of packages. Great appreciation to you
    Stefano Karapetsas (upstream)
    John Paul Adrian Glaubitz (pkg-mate-team)
    Sander Sweers (upstream)
    Vangelis Mouthsis (pkg-mate-team)
 Mike Gabriel (on behalf of the MATE package team and
 mike gabriel, herweg 7, 24357 fleckeby
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