Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 22 18:51:55 BST 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 01:23:08PM +0300, Jani Monoses wrote:
> Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:12:41AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >> The patch in bug 60615 looks straightforward and simple to me, nothing
> >> that merge-o-matic couldn't handle. I wonder why Debian absolutely
> >> does not want to do the split, since XFCE is in Debian as well and
> >> would benefit from it. 
> > 
> > The split is also being discussed in Debian currently, some (one?) of
> > the GNOME team members don't like it though.  I don't think a final
> > conclusion has been reached.
> I pinged Josselin a while ago on IRC regarding this and he may have 
> brought the subject up in the ML as a consequence. However I talked to 
> sjoerd and lool on IRC yesterday and they are against it.

Josselin has been very public about his negative opinion of Ubuntu and
lack of interest in cooperation, so if he sees this change as something
which would specifically benefit Ubuntu, he is unlikely to support it.

What reasons did the others give?

 - mdz

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