RE: GNOME Nirvana; How to reach it and what to do once we get there. (Addendum)

> I meant a 3rd release set. So you have:
> Developer platform: Libraries
> GNOME Desktop: Essentials (nautilus, panel, control-center and so on)
> New release set: GNOME software; the characteristic of this release set
> is just "very good software" and it can contain more than one app for
> each task, so it could contain epiphany and galeon.

> Then we don't bloat the "Desktop" with lots of bits of software from
> everything.

Hooray, you have defined both Fifth Toe, and the status quo. :-) The
desktop is *not* meant to be 'bloated with everything' and Fifth Toe is
*not* meant to be a staging area.

I think the biggest issue brought up in this thread (and I'll reply
properly to Iain when I can handle mail sanely again) is exactly how
minimal a minimal desktop release should be. I think that, with the 2.3
list, we're actually getting really close to the expectations of current
desktop users. Others think that we're putting far too much in it, and
should only solve the very basics of the desktop computing puzzle. On the
whole, that's what I think this thread (and its initiator) is arguing. :-)

But yeah, I'll send something saner tomorrow.

- Jeff

  So, "Jeffrey" seems to mean "the ineffectual, victimised guy in
  American movies" in four different languages.

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