Processed: Re: Bug#766880: xscreensaver screensaver don't appear in mate-screensaver

Tormod Volden debian.tormod at
Sun Nov 2 09:58:11 UTC 2014

On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Stefano Karapetsas wrote:
>> The same would be needed for other .desktop files from all kind of
>> packages. Since MATE is a fork of GNOME, with probably much compatibility,
>> wouldn't it make sense to patch MATE instead so that it shows GNOME desktop
>> files? Is there a policy on this?
> This is impossible. MATE is accepted keyword in .desktop files spec because
> we need it to know which applications are GNOME only and which ones are MATE
> only. Without these two keywords, we would have a lot of duplicates in panel
> menus, for example.

I find the concept of MATE great, and I wouldn't mind adding this to
the desktop files, but what is the official stance on MATE in Debian?
Are all packages obliged to support the MATE environment, as per
policy? Please supply references.

Best regards,

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