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Re: Anyone maintaining obsoleted freedesktop and Gnome2 packages?

On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 02:02:55 +0900, Greg Troxel <> wrote:

It sounds like you could like to update a bunch of gnome2 stuff from wip
versions.   As far as I'm concernd that's good and our gnome2 packages
ought to be up to the latest releases.  If no one else speaks up in a
few days, I'd say go for it.

I don't want to touch Gnome2 packages anymore, touched it, claims came.
So I want to do it by themselves.

Few days is too short, probably few years are required.
You should know about status of updating XFce packages.

Semi-related, I have a gnome-minimal package that I have never
committed.  I find the gnome meta-package to be crazily bloated.
Perhaps it's that the standard gnome environment has too many things and
the package accurately reflects that.  But I have wanted a way to
install just the desktop environment, with terminal, file manager,
panel, applets, etc. but without any applications.   One can then
install applications as needed.   I don't know how this relates to your
mate packages, but if there's a mate meta-package, it would be nice to
make a mate-minimal that has just enough to have a functioning
environment and leaves off image viewers, pdf viewers, and everything
else that can reasonably be separated.  Then mate can depend on
mate-minimal, so people who want everything get it just as easily.

My recommended packages are xterm with twm, simple and lightweight.

OBATA Akio /

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