Re: Modulesets Reorganization

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
>> The long term plan for the GNOME applications that were removed from the
>> Desktop, Admin and Dev Tools modulesets is to simply highlight the high-quality
>> applications using the GNOME platform through our communication channels
>> (release notes, website, etc). There will be no "official" apps anymore and no
>> 'Applications' moduleset in the GNOME releases. The goal here is be more open
>> with the app developer community around GNOME and to highlight all the nice
>> things that can be created using our platform.
> And this might do the exact opposite of what we all want it to do.
> Instead of sending a "you are now all equal" message it might
> communicate that "you are now equally not worthy". Or just "you are
> now on the same level" even if the level of integration and sheer
> polish is nowhere to be compared.
> It will also kill the "magic moment" I experienced twice - once when I
> helped Daniel with Cheese and a second time when hacking on Hasmter
> with Toms. The moment that comes after weeks of mad hacking when you
> decide your work is finally good enough to become part of GNOME.

Forgot to mention: not having a single release schedule will also make
it very hard for app authors to propose, track and depend on features
of the underlying platform or - even worse - features introduced in
other apps.

Patryk Zawadzki

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