SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Joe Dalton joedalton2 at
Thu Jun 5 14:18:42 UTC 2014


I must agree with Gunnar. The self-ironic is fine in the original context (forging), but not in the package descriptions.


Den tors 5/6/14 skrev Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel at>:

 Emne: Re: SV: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian
 Til: "Joe Dalton" <joedalton2 at>
 Cc: debian-devel at, pkg-mate-team at
 Dato: torsdag 5. juni 2014 15.15
 Hi Joe,
 On  Do 05 Jun 2014 14:03:13
 CEST, Joe Dalton wrote:
 > 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.
 > 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.
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