Re: NLD10 and GNOME

ons, 08,.02.2006 kl. 12.09 -0500, skrev Rodney Dawes:
> On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 17:43 +0100, Kjartan Maraas wrote:
> > In a sense, but a theme is more self-contained and wouldn't need review
> > in full the samme way that an extension to the panel menu code would.
> It's not an extension to the panel menu code. It's not even a patch.
> It's a completely separate applet. This is in fact, in no way different
> than a theme engine in terms of integrating it upstream, into a larger
> conglomerate package. Why do people keep assuming every change someone
> does, is a patch? There are much better ways to do a lot of this stuff,
> than patches, with the architecture we have.
I'm all the more pleased to hear this. Maybe if this had been
communicated more clearly from the outset we would have avoided this
kind of confusion :-) (or maybe I didn't do my homework before
commenting). Anyway, this wasn't really the important part of my reply
to Dan so don't read too much into it.

> And frankly, we need to show ISVs that it can be done, so they will
> start doing it too. We need their support, if we're going to succeed
> at actually getting Linux and GNOME to be usable and on desktops in
> the Real World (TM).
I agree fully.


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