Re: Generating excitement in GNOME

On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 20:34 +0300, Lucas Rocha wrote:
> Hi,
> What's the status of this?
> --lucasr

None really.  I've been really busy.  I think the consensus is this is
good but what form it take would best be discussed at GUADEC perhaps.

If you would like to propose a module perhaps that is also a good away
to get this started.

> 2007/4/25, John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>:
> > Recent blog posts I did:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > gave some people the impression that I was against excitement in GNOME.
> > That sentiment could not be further from the truth.  In fact I see and
> > participate in exciting project every day.  However being a mature
> > project we need to weigh the new and exciting with the need to support
> > stability and time tested technology.
> >
> > The exciting stuff is happening all around us it is just that it is not
> > publicized and much of it takes a long term view that does not fit well
> > into our time based releases.  It is correct that they stay this way so
> > that they can move along, experimenting without the heavy constraints
> > that becoming part of release puts on them.
> >
> > After talking with the release team to see if there are any objections,
> > as it is the release team that will be fielding the work that this
> > proposal will generate, we now open it up for comment to the rest of the
> > GNOME developer community.  We wish to start a new "Sneak Peek" release
> > module.  This module will contain API's and applications which are in
> > the process of being developed for a future release of GNOME but are not
> > yet API stable or in a form that is full acceptable for the GNOME
> > release process.  Examples may be a fully integrated Network Manager,
> > Telepathy, Gimme, Big Board, Beagle, and Tracker.
> >
> > The current proposal for rules are that the project is in a usable
> > state, seeing active development, moving towards a time based release,
> > and having a dogfoodable upstream repository.  On top of that project
> > members should be open to advice from the GNOME community and recognize
> > that being part of the module does not grantee inclusion in GNOME at
> > some later date.
> >
> > This gives project the room to experiment while letting other developers
> > keep an eye on the future directions GNOME may go in.  It is my
> > prediction, seeing the way this sort of ecosystem bloomed with
> > freedesktop modules and GNOME, that there will be early adopters who
> > will port their apps to work with the newer technologies even before
> > API's are frozen and projects make it into the GNOME releases.  This
> > will allow the projects themselves to gain real world feedback and allow
> > GNOME to move faster by having applications already utilizing the
> > technologies before they are accepted.
> >
> > This proposal is now open to comments and adjustments.
> >
> > --
> > John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>
> >
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> >
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>

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