Re: GNOME 3.2 ideas and plans

On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 15:07 +0100, Frederic Peters wrote:
> It would be excellent; "if you don't blog about it, it didn't happen",
> and it has been so true with the gnome-design repository, we need to
> publicize the designs and this will get new contributors on board, I
> am really fond of the GNOME Voice Recorder design by Hylke, he blogged
> about it[1], and two weeks later someone had started implementing it
> and posted on the gnome-multimedia.
>  [1]
>  [2]
> But then it was not followed actively by existing contributors, and I
> fear this stopped the effort. And that brings your last paragraph,
> about the contributor experience,

You can blame Marc-Andre and myself here I guess. gnome-media was a
grab-bag of applications and infrastructure.

I think that this application would be better as a stand-alone module
for GNOME. And I'll reply straight away, and tick it off my TODO list :)

> A direction is that Fedora has "features", Ubuntu has "blueprints",
> and we could do as well, thinking things up for the whole GNOME, not
> delimited by modules.
> A good example is our Sharing story, in the words of Matthias:
>   > - Sharing: We have rygel, and gnome-user-share, and vino but no
>   > finished design for how this is going to appear in a control-center
>   > panel
> So there's Bastien from gnome-user-share, Zeeshan from Rygel, Juan
> from Grilo... some initial design by Hylke (iirc), we should find a
> way to assemble persons and ideas, and get that created for 3.2.

We also have some designs from Jon, and Sebastien. I'll definitely be
looking into that for 3.2 though.


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