Re: roadmap status update/update request

I've seen hundreds of web polls

The idea was that this would be a Gnome-sponsored poll and it would attract people from many sites, not just osnews or this mailing list. The idea would be to get at least 300,000 people vote (I can get you 50-60,000 voters out of the 250,000 daily osnews readers, the rest must be done via ml, slashdot, gnomedesktop etc). I think that's a way better number of people participating than MOST commercial companies would ever dream of to make a market research on. They usually do their researches based on a sample of 2-3,000 people. Gnome would have 100 times that, and so I do take it that it would be accurate "enough". Besides, with my poll experiences on osnews, the polls do seem to be representative of what most people want.

I'm interested in what your features are

I don't want to fill up the mailing list with my 20 feature requests, and so I will be sending you a private email.

But I'm not going to be surprised or think it reflects any fundamental breakage in GNOME if nobody gets around to those features.

No, they are not breaking anything. It's not the Gnome 3.0 time yet, so I am being realistic in my requests. ;-)

(perhaps OSnews can fund some of these from its ad revenue?)

It would, if OSNews was mine. But it ain't. OSNews belongs to an ex-Red Hat manager and I had to ask for permission to donate the 5 osnews ad-free subscriptions for the Novell bounties 2 days ago. As for (also belongs to the same person), AFAIK it doesn't make more than $70 per month from the ads, and that's barely enough to pay for its bandwidth (Gnomefiles now serves 24,000 pageviews daily on average). It ain't the 1999 days anymore for big ad revenue, unfortunately. :-/


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