Re: 2.4 Module List and Rationale (aka GEP10 and 11)

On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 20:13, Glynn Foster wrote:
> Hey there,
> > I've put up GEP 10, Standards for Inclusion in the GNOME , as well as
> > GEP 11, Module List for 2.4.
> > 
> >
> >
> This is absolutely cool stuff - I'd like to tentatively add 'zenity' and
> 'battfink' to the list.
> Zenity is my replacement for gdialog, without the complicated command
> line arguments, although it's mostly uncompatible with any dialog right
> now - I'm basically waiting for someone to write some sort of script
> wrapper for it.
> Battfink is an Energy Saving Preference dialog, which handles DPMS and
> battery status. It currently relies on APM, but I think it's pretty easy
> to ACPI support. I personally prefer it to the current battstat applet -
> although it might push the current notification applet rules a little.
> Addition of these modules entirely depends on who's willing to hack on
> them. There is a number of issues with zenity and battfink - although
> not neccessarily in at the moment, that certainly
> need to be resolved before we even think of adding them.

So, each of these raises an interesting question that I don't really
have an answer to: what do we do when a proposed new module (actually a
replacement) is quite possibly a regression from the module being
replaced? Under what conditions do we allow that? 

I really don't have a good answer, and to be honest it's not something
I'd previously given much thought to. But it seems like it ought to be


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