Re: Focusing on innovation re: mono, python et al

On 16 Jul 2006, at 17:57, Lluis Sanchez wrote:

It's not so important which applications do gnome include, since distros can take this decision, depending on the specific target of the distro.

Up to a point... although a distro's choice of application is also somewhat influenced by the level of support they can expect from its community and its maintainers, because distros aren't usually in a position to fix things in every app themselves. Since applications that are included in the core GNOME desktop are known to be well- maintained, widely-translated, and released on a regular schedule, it can certainly be more desirable for a distro to include a core GNOME app than an alternative, especially if it's one for which their users are paying for support.

(Which isn't to say that non-core apps can't be well-maintained, widely-translated and released on a regular schedule too, of course, but there can certainly be less incentive for that to happen.)


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