Re: Modulesets Reorganization

Le mercredi 02 juin 2010, à 10:15 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
> 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.

What if suddenly cheese gets promoted on the frontpage? Or
it's one highlight of the release notes for GNOME X.Y? Wouldn't this be
a similar magic moment? And yes, we should do this for the great

> 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.

Huh. There's really a misunderstanding here. We *do* encourage people to
follow our best practices, which includes following our release
schedule. Take banshee: they use our release schedule. The six-months
schedule won't disappear.


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