Re: Module decisions for GNOME 2.14

Hi Vincent,

I've been informed [1] (in a bugzilla comment, of all places) that
Gnome 2.14 is going to use the 2.12 branch of librsvg in the upcoming
release. I'd like confirmation on that, as my reference is only to a
jhbuild module set, and I don't know how authoritative that is.

Caleb Moore, Carl Worth, and I put in a lot of work getting everything
ready for the Gnome 2.14 release, including ironing out countless
bugs, adding dozens of new features, and applying layer upon layer of
polish to the product. librsvg 2.12 is a vastly inferior product, and
I don't (as yet) have plans to backport any of the patches that make
librsvg 2.14 shine.



On 2/11/06, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The release team met yesterday to talk about all the current issues.
> Here are our conclusions.
> New modules:
>   + gnome-power-manager: people like it, but some mor work is needed,
>     and more integration should be done. It won't go in for 2.14, but
>     we'd like to see a good integration work starting soon for 2.16.
>   + libnotify/notification-daemon: it depends on libsexy. There was no
>     consensus to include libsexy in our sets, and also some worries
>     about the lack of HIG for notifications. Therefore it won't go in
>     2.14. Note that there was also strong support for it and, assuming
>     those issues are resolved, it can absolutely be 2.16 material.
>     We also believe that the nice libsexy widgets should be tested in a
>     few apps and, if they work well, integrate them in our already
>     existing libraries, like GTK+.
>   + gnome-screensaver: there are some concerns about a possible
>     slowness. People pointed out that it was most probably related
>     to a fontconfig bug. Stay in for now, but we'll be watching closely
>     to see if the issue has indeed been resolved or if the module may
>     need to be pulled
>   + for reference, other proposed modules that were previously accepted:
>     pyorbit, deskbar-applet, fast-user-switch-applet,
>     gnome-python-desktop, pessulus, sabayon
> Issues in other modules:
>   + glib/pango: as previously announced, we'll ship the new versions
>     (2.10/1.12)
>   + gtk-engines: it's up to the maintainers to decide what to do.
>     They'll look at the concerns that were sent on the lists and
>     state what is their decision. (Looks like they recommend to
>     use the 2.6.x versions for 2.14)
>   + gnome-icon-theme: we fully support the adoption of the new icon
>     naming spec. However the change happened too late for this cycle. We
>     will ship with the 2.12 versions of gnome-icon-theme for GNOME 2.14
>     and encourage people to switch to the new version as soon as work
>     for 2.16 happen.
>   + GStreamer: current plan still is to go with 0.10. We all need to
>     keep an eye on continued progress on this version.
> Vincent
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