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

On Sun, 2003-03-16 at 10:49, Mark Finlay wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 22:42, Jean-Michel Ardantz wrote:
> > 1- Multimedia applications because gnome 2.2 as only a CD player. 
> > rhythmbox (music organizer), gst-player (generic media player, MP3,
> > mpeg, DVD). Both use the same framework gstreamer (used also by the CD
> > player). But those applications need to be more mature.
> Yeah. I can see no reason not to put these in when they become more
> mature. Gst-player is really comming on but rhythmbox is dead ATM.
> net-rhythmbox is relatively stable, but will hopefully be merged with
> rhythmbox eventually. May not be a 2.4 timescale thing though.
> > 2- magicdev from Redhat distro. It is a gnome 2 application, using glade
> > and gconf, and have a simple property window. The user can choose the 
> > application to launch automatically when inserting a music CD, a DVD, a
> > data CD. Should be in the control center package.
> Agreed. I assumed it was already because I only use garnome and redhat.
> It'd be cool to add the ability to detect blank cds as well and run an
> app (coaster or nautilus-cd-burner come to mind)

FWIW, that's how it's configured in Phoebe.

> > 3- A gtk2/gnome window to replace the default xscreensaver lock window 
> > (add coherence to the desktop).
> I actually e-mailed the xscreensaver maintainer about that. He said that
> he does not use gtk because the dialog is running as root and that would
> be a security risk. I think that he will accept patches to improve the
> dialog - but not to make it gtk.
> > 4- Network and administration tools but probably this will be done when
> > gnome-network and gnome-system-tools will be mature.
> Yeah, the GST is looking pretty good. We also need a "connect to
> internet" wizard. Should be a part of the GST because the underlying
> code is already there.

Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>

"If we eventually have the ubercool component system - based on Bonobo, or
something else - then great, we can then proxy it over IIOP, D-BUS, SOAP,
and morse code." -- hp

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