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MATE To Make It Into Debian Repositories

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  • Current status? (Score:5, Informative)

    by RDW (41497) on Thursday November 21, 2013 @12:13PM (#45481983)

    The original article seems to be Slashdotted (hey, can we still do that?!), but from the MATE blog:

    http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2013-11-08-debian-mate-packaging-team/ [mate-desktop.org]

    "The MATE Team is very happy to say hello to the new Debian MATE Packaging Team, that is working hard to get MATE included into the next release of Debian...First packages are already in the repositories and there are many others in ftp-master NEW queue."

    which links to:

    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=708385#31 [debian.org]

    "The plan is to provide MATE inside the Debian archive before the end of the year (if the FTP master time will find enough time to review our uploads)."

    Of course if you don't mind using the upstream repository, you can install it right now:

    http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download [mate-desktop.org]

  • Re:Awesome! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Joepie69 (2705533) on Thursday November 21, 2013 @12:15PM (#45482011)
    Running it on my debian system for some time now using the deb packages they from the mate website. Works smooth.. Only have to be carefull with mdm (mate display manager). There exists also a mdm package in the debian repos so when you blindly to apt-get install mdm you will likely not get what you expect..
  • Re:Debian?? (Score:4, Informative)

    by davydagger (2566757) on Thursday November 21, 2013 @01:00PM (#45482459)
    what the fuck are you talking about. Ubuntu is not a successor by any means, it sits firmly downstream.

    If debian where to go away tommorow, Ubuntu would go away in 6 months, because they still pull packages from debian to make their new versions.

    Also, debian runs on a wide variety of hardware Ubuntu won't run on, in fact one of the widest variety and its a better general purpose OS.

    Also, Debian has the lead market share in the server world, so I'd love for you to tell all the companies who run debian-stable servers they need to ditch them for ubuntu-server.

    http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/debian_is_now_the_most_popular_linux_distribution_on_web_servers

    I think you've lost track of reality. You don't even know what a hipster is.
  • by olau (314197) on Thursday November 21, 2013 @01:32PM (#45482711) Homepage

    The problem in this instance is that MATE is basically a fork of GNOME which was already in the repository. It's my understanding that a lot of stuff had to be sorted out to prevent clashes and to ensure that Debian doesn't end up with a bunch of garbage packages that will have to be maintained for the next Debian release.

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