Ubuntu MATE Remix is seeking official flavor status

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 22 22:32:30 UTC 2014

Hi Michael,

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 05:21:37PM +0100, Martin Wimpress wrote:
> 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?

You probably want to have a look at
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecognizedFlavors>, and particularly the section on
"Guidelines to become and remain a recognized flavor".  Can you comment on
how the Ubuntu MATE Remix is currently meeting these guidelines?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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