Re: Announcing GNOME Network Proxy Resolver

On 10/25/06, Alexey Rusakov <ktirf users sf net> wrote:
Bastien Nocera wrote:
>> GNOME Network Proxy Resolver provides proxy lookup with PAC support via
>> DBUS. This allows other programmes to support the "Automatic proxy
>> configuration" option from GNOME control centre's Network Preferences
>> without embedding a JavaScript interpreter just for this tiny feature.
> You rock!
> That feature was missing for ages in the control-center (and GNOME
> applications). This fixes a bunch of very old GNOME bugs like:
> Can we get this in 2.18? :)
I'm afraid - no, we can't :( The module proposal period is over. Although
this really rocks, and it's by no means useless.

Well, the deadline was extended as noted with Vuntz' email[1], but
more importantly is perhaps addressing a side issue here that seems to
not be well known.  If you look up the email explaining the module
proposal rules[2], you find this snippet:

   "...A dependency can be proposed for inclusion AFTER the 2.15.1 release..."

i.e. after the "End of new (app) modules proposal period" listed on
the schedule.  The reason for this little rule (and the parenthetical
"(app)" on the schedule) was because we were thinking about the case
of new small libraries created to help fix bugs in existing desktop
modules.  If such modules were small and were written to fix problems
in desktop apps, we thought it might be wise to allow them any time
before feature/module freeze instead of just any time before 2.odd.1
as with other modules.  As far as I can tell, it looks like the GNOME
Network Proxy Resolver falls into this special case we wanted to
allow, and thus should still be open for consideration.



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