Re: Proposed: evolution
- From: Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas apestaart org>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Proposed: evolution
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 16:55:44 +0200
> > I'd rather not see exceptions starting to be made. Many applications are
> > "important" and have "big jobs" for integration. If we start lowering our
> > quality control and requirements for one app, why not do it for all of
> > them?
> Because there's no sense arguing about logical extremes here. We tend to
> prefer practical solutions. :-)
Sure. But the practical solution to this problem is "someone commits to
taking a vendor patch and polishing it to a state that, with ifdefs, it
gets included in evolution."
> There's a big transition here for Evolution. We're bringing a very large app
> into the release process, and dragging it's development team with it. That's
> a big change for everyone involved. The Evo team have not had to deal with
> our process before, *or* our requirements.
> So, while I would prefer that we have a fully GTK+ 2.4 lovin' Evolution to
> go with our fully GTK+ 2.4 lovin' GNOME 2.8, I think it's worth pulling Evo
> into the release regardless. This will help them get into the swing of the
> release process, and fully embrace all of it by 2.10. We can be hardarses on
> them during 2.9, just to make the point. :-)
Silly question - are there lots of evo hackers that don't know yet what
the release process is ? I'm getting more of a feeling that the fact
that it doesn't use the fileselector properly has more to do with the
fact that they're focusing on other stuff and not seeing this as a major
requirement. As someone else asked - will the next Evolution resist
other new GTK functionality for the sake of backwards compatibility ?
I'm not saying it's the wrong thing to do for Evolution. I'm just
wondering if it's really that hard to get the fileselector done
correctly in Evo; and if it isn't, why they should skip on doing it.
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