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

On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 18:47 +0100, Calum Benson wrote:
> 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.

They are known to be somewhat well maintained but the quality varies
widely in practice.

JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
Novell, Inc.

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