Re: no external panels for gnome-control-center [was Re: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup]

On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 07:32 +0200, Michael Terry wrote:
> So as the Deja Dup maintainer, life will go on when you drop support.
> Worst case, I can just make the panel a dialog.
> But dropping the existing API feels like a frustrating bait and
> switch.  It was not clear (at least to me) that this was your
> intentional all along, so myself and others made plans and put effort
> into making panels.
> Maybe next time you could whitelist the plugins you want or force
> people to compile with -DI_PROMISE_I_AM_BLUETOOTH so that 3rd parties
> don't waste time.

I understand it's frustrating, but I don't remember anyone asking
whether this API was considered stable, or anything of that kind. We
have a couple of people working close to full time on the
control-center, so those questions would certainly get answered.

We thought that third-party developers would put some work into
integrating their functionality within the control-center, instead, we
were stumped when we saw the "Input methods" panel, which was a straight
port from GNOME 2.x instead of something integrated in the Region &
Language panel.

I'd be happy to see design work go into backup as a first class citizen
in the GNOME desktop, and I hope this will nudge you in that direction.
Drop by #gnome-design, and ask about examples of the previous design
work we did. I'm sure we can get you going in the right direction for

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