MATE desktop environment (GNOME 2 fork)

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at
Fri Dec 9 12:12:48 UTC 2011

On 12/09/2011 11:58 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> one
>>> >>  developer?  I am worried about sustainability.
>> >  
>> >  How can you be worried about maintainability given that we already have
>> >  unmaintained and poorly maintained packages in the distribution?
> When you have problems, the solution is to fix it.  Not add more.

Agreed but given that we already ship unmaintained either upstream or 
within the distribution components then I fail to understand why adding 
couple of more to the already existing pile is going to make any 
difference it's not like the current situation would be going from bad 
to worse since we already are at worse from my pov...

My personally view on his proposal is that he should rather be spending 
his time and energy creating the required extension that bring the 
functionality he seeks from Gnome2 to Gnome3 and an theme to go along 
with it if he also wants the old look and feel then create a spin with 
that rather then being doing it this way.

If he's willing to do the necessary legwork to make this work I dont see 
why he cant.


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