Ubuntu MATE Remix is seeking official flavor status

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 22 17:55:04 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 05:21:37PM +0100, Martin Wimpress wrote:
> Hi all,
> My name is Martin Wimpress and I am the project lead for Ubuntu MATE
> Remix and also a MATE desktop developer.
> Ubuntu MATE Remix is a community developed Ubuntu based operating
> system that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop. You can find out
> more on the official project website.
>   * http://ubuntu-mate.org
> All development is conducted on Launchpad.
>   * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate
>   * https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mate-dev
> The Ubuntu MATE Remix project is supported by the core MATE
> developers, the Debian MATE packaging team (which I also contribute
> to) and Alan Pope has provided some useful advice during these early
> days.
> We released, a very, Alpha 1 and are on schedule to hit the Ubuntu
> Utopic Alpha 2 schedule with a much improved release. However, I am
> facing some challenges building the .iso images so they are consistent
> with the official Ubuntu flavors. After chatting with Colin Watson in
> #ubuntu-devel he suggested we start the process of seeking official
> status so that we can merge our changes and ultimately build releases
> on the official infrastructure.
> So, long email short, what are the next steps for our project to gain
> official recognition?

I've been happy with MATE's progress, so I'd support this.

As a side note, what would it take for MATE to be available from a PPA for
trusty? Currently the trusty MATE story isn't very good (unsigned external


Kees Cook

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