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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense based on Feisty

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense based on Feisty
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:43:29 +0100

On 3/30/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
Brian Brazil wrote:
> On 3/29/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Alejandro Serrano wrote:
>> > Sure I'll need it. The work I've been doing is just the scratch.
>> > However, the KDE part of Feisty seems to be very similar to the one in
>> > Dapper. In Gnome, there are sooo many changes (for example, artwork has
>> > been split in several packages for screensavers, icons...)
>> > My idea would be to upload the code in the repository once I confirm it
>> > works, if the mantainers of gNewSense agree, and then everybody could
>> > make its part. As for now, we could start looking at which packages
>> > should be removed from "main" repository (I've removed hwdb,
>> > hwdb-client-gnome, hwdb-client-kde, popularity-contest...)
>> Just as clarification, popularity-contest isn't unfree, and doesn't send
>> any info by default.  The issues are that it probably shouldn't be setup
>> for, and has no purpose for it.
> Is it installed by default?

Yes, gnewsense-standard still depends on it.

> I can live with it pointing to Ubuntu if it does nothing.

It is disabled by default, but from what I see on ubuntu-users, people
don't know/believe this, and are uncomfortable.  They will be more
uncomfortable if they're using gnewsense and see it still pointing to
ubuntu.  It is probably best just to remove the dependency from

Yes, I'll do that tonight.


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