SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Gunnar Wolf gwolf at
Thu Jun 5 13:33:23 UTC 2014

Package: mate-desktop-environment
Version: 1.8.0+2~bpo70+1

Following up on the thread in the mailing list:

> >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.
> >
> >bye
> >Joe
> >Danish
> I have adopted this a little self-ironic description from the meta
> package mate-desktop-environment that has been provided on the
> upstream package site so far [1].
> If you feel we should change that, please file a bug report against
> that package in Debian.

Being "self-ironic" is not a service to our users, who might be
interested in a traditional, lightweight desktop environment (and
will not choose to suffer with a "non-intuitive and unattractive"
solution instead).

Cheers, and thanks for the work!

	(...waiting for it to be compiled for armhf...)

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