Re: Remembering noble goals (was: Gnome 2.10 Showstoppers)

FWIW, it is my experience in previous gnome development cycles that
these things happen when one person takes responsibility for them and
nags widely and actively, ideally sowing code along the way. Saying
'everyone please set your own goals' or 'audit your own stuff' leads
to sitting around at the end of the cycle and wondering why the goal
wasn't achieved.


On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 08:19:36 +0100, David Neary <dneary free fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> Luis Villa wrote:
> > Yeah, absolutely not. It would be great for someone to do an audit of
> > this kind of thing and have it as a focus for 2.12, but it totally
> > isn't a showstopper.
> I wonder how best to group these things together so that people
> don't forget about them after a release - often you see comments
> "next release cycle, we will audit X" (sometimes it's even "this
> release cycle").
> Among things I have seen that fit into this category is
> performance. It would be really cool if every maintainer made
> performance a headline, measurable goal for 2.12 (reduce total
> memory footprint of GNOME by 10%, improve startup speed by 10%?)
> I don't know what decent metrics might be, but they should be
> measurable and attainable goals.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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