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

> On 7/17/06, Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com> wrote:
>> > Which makes me wonder why we are able to bless some applications and
>> > not others. The point of blessing the application is saying that this
>> > application meets the gnome standards for X,Y and Z and has a release
>> > shedule that coincides with the gnome platform release.
>> And that people will work on it to bug-triage it, bug fix it, translate
>> it, document it, UI review it, integrate it, and present it, which is
>> what
>> that release schedule makes possible.
> And so why does what language it is written in matter to this blessing
> at all then?

- Multiple languages make the work harder by requiring people to know more
- Because not everyone will be adept in all languages, multiple languages 
make it more difficult for people to work together.
- Doing all this work on a language that might later have to be ripped out
would be unpleasant. Blessing leads to integration, which makes this more

These are all pros and cons. People should choose their priorities and
judge the risks.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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