Re: GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0: "Mighty Atom"

> In principle, I would agree - but then File Roller comes to mind. Its
> GNOME-integration level is doubtful and its HIG compliance doesn't exist.
> Yet it was included with 2.2 to finally offer archiving functionality in
> the desktop. I fail to see why IM is less important than archiving and
> hence postponing it to 2.6.

I think it is taking a fairly large step to say that IM capability is of
equal or greater importance than archiving.  We currently distribute
packages as archives, and as such, archival is of fairly large
importance in daily use on the desktop.

In addition, the size, installation time, and utility of FileRoller make
it a more obvious candidate than GAIM for inclusion in the desktop

And, I would even emphasize my previous point by saying if File Roller
does not completely satisfy our requirements for release it should not
be included, but I don't really feel that this is the case.


Alan Johnson <alan txtger net>

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