Re: Updating our list of GNOME contributors

Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 22:31 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:

It would be really great if all maintainers could take 10 minutes and
check that all of their main contributors are listed in there. To do so,
open this URL and look for the name of your contributors:

If there are some missing contributors, send me a private reply with the
names of those contributors. I'll make sure to add them before 2.18.0.

If we really must have a gnome-about dialog, shouldn't the contributors list be kept up to date automatically? If it has to be updated manually then it's only going to go out of date again for the next release.

Perhaps all svn account holders and foundation members (past and present?) should be automatically added to the list? This would also encourage people to become foundation members. It also has the benefit that each of the names would have been verified as having made a significant contribution.

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 17:01 -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
And I'll buy a $BEVERAGE_OF_CHOICE for anyone who makes the dang thing
sexy and less slow in 2.19.0. This is 2007; if our about box doesn't
optionally utilize GL, surely we've failed. :)

I suggest we give MacSlow (CC'ed) till the end of the week to come up with
something uber sexy.  I'll give it a lame try if he doesn't.

I thought this was GNOME we're talking about. We do professional software, not pointless eye-candy, right? I'm not saying professional looking software has to be boring, but there seems to be a tendency to go over the top with GL effects on the desktop at the moment.


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