Re: Planning for GNOME 3.0
- From: Colin Walters <walters verbum org>
- To: Sandy Armstrong <sanfordarmstrong gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Planning for GNOME 3.0
- Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:22:26 -0400
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Sandy Armstrong
<sanfordarmstrong gmail com> wrote:
> What confuses me is why this wasn't discussed using the same module proposal
> process we have used for a few years now. Many shiny new things have been
> blocked for cycle after cycle due to issues or lack of consensus from the
> community (only to be included when they are deemed to be ready). Why is a
> new window manager not subject to this process?
I agree that a discussion like that (well, this now) would have been
good to have beforehand.
> * What is the a11y story for gnome-shell and mutter? Eiphany+Webkit has
> blocked on this for several cycles now.
My understanding on this is that once we have the requisite pieces to
embed GTK+ in Clutter, we'll get a significant chunk of this
immediately. The components which are custom UI will require custom
> * What is the applet story for gnome-shell? As the maintainer of a GNOME
> applet (Tomboy), I accept that there may be significant work to port our
> applet to a new infrastructure, but now I'm concerned that I will also need
> to *create* that infrastructure (because gnome-shell is basically being
> imposed upon us, and not going through the regular process, I can only
> assume that if there's no applet infrastructure, it's my fault for not
> caring enough to contribute one).
No, not at all. I think it should be gnome-shell's responsibility
mostly. This is a complex discussion though. I think we ultimately
will end up with a multifaceted approach. The "core desktop" applets
like clock, user switcher etc. are being ported directly. We should
add the Tomboy applet that list.
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