GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup
- From: Michael Terry <mike mterry name>
- To: Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:49:27 +0200
Hello! You may remember me as the bloke that proposed the Déjà Dup
backup tool as a GNOME module a little back, right as modules were
I've been encouraged to try again as a Feature. I don't fully
understand the process, but I gather an email to this list starts it
Here's a quick thousand foot view:
* Homepage here: https://launchpad.net/deja-dup
* It's a backup program aimed at non-technical users.
* It's a graphical wrapper and policy manager for the backup program duplicity.
* It's included by default in Fedora 13 on and will be default in Ubuntu 11.10.
* It follows the GNOME schedule and best practices already.
For the next major version (20.0), I've done a redesign aimed at
making it more "invisible" and appear as part of the OS. I've made it
live just as a control center panel and removed some branding to look
a bit less like a separate app. See
http://live.gnome.org/DejaDup/Screenshots/Future for screenshots.
Déjà Dup 19.1, which includes those changes, is already in Fedora
Rawhide and will be in Ubuntu Oneiric once we land the GNOME 3 control
I suspect GNOME might be interested in having a "backup story" so I'm
offering this one. And I'd be happy to have increased design advice
and developer eyeballs.
I have a few related questions:
* What does being a GNOME Feature obligate me to? Basically the
normal module stuff?
* Déjà Dup lives in Launchpad. I'd love to explore ways of
integrating the GNOME workflow and LP, but I would prefer that it
remain in LP.
I'm also happy to answer any questions about Déjà Dup, obviously.
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