Re: GNOME and non-linux platforms (release team please stand up)

On 22 Jul 2009, at 15:56, Johannes Schmid wrote:

OK, I can install all those in a virtual machine but just the amount of work I had to put in for basic testing cannot be really done in my free

That's certainly true for many individual contributors, which is why I also said we ought to "to figure out how to better distribute the development and QA workload to make that happen".

However, for people who make their living developing GNOME software, IMHO it behooves them as professional open source software engineers to respect the requirements of the other people who will be using the code they write, insofar as those requirements are known up front. And right now, every professional GNOME developer knows up front that GNOME isn't confined to running on Linux, so that should figure fairly strongly into their design work.


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