Re: [Fwd: Happy Halloween from 5th toe the new version.]

I would like seahorse(2) (gnupg interface),, to be considered for addition.  I'm not
sure if now is the right time since it's still lacking some necessary
features, isn't in gnome cvs (who do I talk to about that?), and the
website and help are lacking, but is there a cutoff date for

> Arg!  I need to get the stupid mail list name right
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Greetings everyone!
> So, as we are nearing the feature freeze point and Bastien and I finally
> are clear schedule wise, I've compiled a list of the original
> applications considered for entry into GNOME 5th toe.  Here is the list
> the I'd like to use to start building up the basis for the new 5th toe
> releases.
> Multimedia:
> -----------
> gthumb
> gnomemeeting
> gstreamer
> gst-player
> rhythmbox ( We will need monkey media etc for this, too )
> gimp ( I know its not a gnome app  but it's always been here )
> Internet:
> ---------
> xchat (  the new 1.9.2 version would be the one included )
> gaim & gnomeicu  ( *shameless compliment  These guys have been going
> crazy hacking!!! * )
> pan
> Look/Feel:
> ----------
> There were originally various themes and theme engines listed here
> originally. Do any of these apply now to GNOME2 ( metatheme perhaps? )
> Library:
> ---------
> libegg
> (There were some others here, but they were moved into the core release
> )
> Utility:
> --------
> acme
> file-roller ( This isn't listed in the current sources, but will it be
> for GNOME 2.2? )
> Games:
> -----------------
> atomix ( Don't know what the status is on this one... )
> Development tools:
> ------------------------------
> anjuta2 ( This isn't ready yet, but what do the developers think? )
> memprof
> ghex
> Office Applictions:
> ------------------------------
> I'm putting this category in as we don't currently have a separate GNOME
> office release yet that I'm aware of. These can be split/fed into that
> release as necessary.
> gnumeric
> mrproject
> abiword
> dia
> mergeant ( used to be gnome-db )
> sodipodi
> ggv
> gnucash
> I'd like you all to consider what we could do with 5th toe. I think to
> do the most good for 3rd party developers, that having 5th toe
> "accumulate" application releases as developers make them and then
> freezing those releases as we near the official release times is
> definitely the way to go. The official release would consist of a set of
> sources that compile against the target GNOME release. I think 5th toe
> should have a separate release schedule that tracks the GNOME releases
> but doesn't necessarily match it.
> In between releases applications should be able to drop out or be added
> in as the app developers desire. This allows 5th toe to be more of an
> application and library collection area, than a strict desktop release.
> Obviously there would be a couple of requirements for the application /
> library to be included. It needs to be stable, and compile against the
> target release. It also needs to feel, "GNOMEy." I don't think that this
> will honestly be a problem.
> I realize that this can be a bit of a time sink and as such I'm
> fortunate enough to have my employer be very understanding and encourage
> me to work on this stuff, so I've definitely got the time.
> If there are no major objections, I'd like to send a mail out announcing
> that 5th toe is open for new applications. We accept apps as people show
> interest,  and move on with life.
> That's it right now..  Depending on the feedback given we will be
> contacting the developers and moving forward with this.
> Soooo, now the infamous questions, comments, hey Will you are an idiot
> time is here ;)
> Sincerely,
> Will LaShell
> Bastien Nocera

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