Re: Sorry State

El mié, 08--2006 a las 12:29 +0100, Rodrigo Moya escribió:
On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 10:42 +0100, Arturo González wrote:
> El mié, 08--2006 a las 10:10 +0100, Manu Cornet escribió: 
> > 
> > I'm not saying taking our time to discuss changes is wrong (of course
> > not). But sometimes I just need to try something out. If there's a new
> > feature proposal, and some developers find it is a bad idea, but it
> > basically looks like a nice thing to try, then just let the guy code it,
> > make it better, and then let everyone actually try it.
> I totally agree with you. I'm not contributing to Gnome but i am on
> other open source projects where lots of code goes to CVS repository.
> If you have a 'big idea' then sometimes you *can't* put it on CVS
> cause you will surely interrupt the roadmap for the next release, you
> would surely need to have the consensus from a lot of people, and you
> would surely put your efforts on that task: convincing people. If
> instead of that, you go your way and develop a new feature you can
> always share your feature in a near future, perhaps in a next stage.
> So the problem here seems to be that was Novell Inc. who take this
> approach, and it wasn't the less important guy in this world who did
> it. Let's suppose that these changes were all done by somebody totally
> unknown. Surely he would become the next most loved Gnome hacker "ey
> look that guy!". My opinion is that community developers should wait
> for Novell proposal to include it on Gnome 2.xx, or to make his own
> fork to discuss about this new ('nice') injection of creativity on
> Gnome. And of course, it must be discussed, but ... now come back to
> your seat! :-).
it surprises to me people are talking about forks. So far, Ximian, and
then Novell, have always done "big" changes to the desktop, then include
what maintainers accepted, and, in all these years, there has never been
a fork, so, why do people talk about forks? It's not that Novell/Ximian
is a newcomer to the GNOME world and has to demonstrate its good

Hi Rodrigo,

Understand me in the right way, I talked about the unlikely possibility that this would happen. What I say is exactly that: please wait until Novell moves, because  it has always been nice to Gnome before. What Novell did is not a threat to nothing but people continue worrying about it..., so let come back to work :).



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