Re: GNOME 3.0 Schedule draft; Streamlining of the Platform.
- From: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- To: Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net>
- Cc: Gnome Release Team <release-team gnome org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME 3.0 Schedule draft; Streamlining of the Platform.
- Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:26:55 -0400
For the accessibility portion, here's some strawman stuff that will be
solidified soon (I hope):
1) Luke Yelavich at Canonical is planning on looking at speech
dispatcher as a proposed replacement for gnome-speech. If he gets
support from his management to do the work and is successful at meeting
the sundry of requirements being placed on a speech synthesis solution,
we can deprecate/remove gnome-speech. Note that speech dispatcher will
likely end up as a cross platform project under the Linux Foundation
Open A11y community.
2) We are working with another organization right now to investigate
magnification solutions. This may involve picking up on
http://projects.gnome.org/outreach/a11y/tasks/magnification/, and I
suspect the ultimate solution will be a combination of improvements to
Compiz's eZoom plugin plus a D-Bus API. If so, this may end up as a
3) In two weeks, Sun is hosting a meeting between Sun, Codethink, and
Novell to develop a "go forward" plan to get the AT-SPI/D-Bus work to a
point where the existing Bonobo/CORBA solution can be supplanted. This
includes figuring out what to do about applications that currently
depend upon cspi. Since it is cross platform, this may also end up as
a project under the Linux Foundation's Open A11y group.
I'd also like to organize something at GUADEC around this since it is
basically a rewrite of the entire accessibility infrastructure for
GNOME. In the end, we will have also created a solution that is
compatible with KDE desktops and is also more amenable to mobile
Keep an eye on http://live.gnome.org/Accessibility/BonoboDeprecation
Hope this ties you over until we can solidify things more,
On Apr 2, 2009, at 7:20 AM, Andre Klapper wrote:
a draft for the GNOME 2.27 & 2.29 schedule is now available at
The schedule also includes a plan to clean up the platform by getting
rid of deprecated modules.
Maintainers can see the GNOME 3 readiness of their modules on
awesome status page at http://www.gnome.org/~fpeters/299.html .
Comments & discussion welcome.
* 2.30.0 is planned to be 3.0.0, if the QA agrees (For a general
GNOME 3 debate, please see other threads like Vincent's recent
msg00005.html ). I don't plan to cover everything+1 in this schedule,
it's just that I concentrated on platform streamlining.)
* Only two maintenance releases for 2.28.x
* Early module freeze for 2.30
* More & earlier 2.29.x releases than normally (better testing)
* Two weeks hardcode freeze before 2.30.0 - late release at the
last day of march 2010
* Still to discuss: dconf vs gconf. This is not yet covered by
this plan, but crucial to discuss (as gconf depends on Bonobo)
robtaylor and/or desrt will probably elaborate its current
* Still to discuss: a11y plan for GNOME3 - see
Already know some 2.28 plans for the module you maintain?
Add them to http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap now!
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