Re: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup

Michael Terry wrote:
> On 11 May 2011 19:18, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
> > Looking at your proposal it seems that you are proposing Deja Dup for
> > inclusion in the GNOME core. You also seem to want it to be developed on
> > LP and for it to simultaneously exist as a standalone app, though. This
> > opens up some potentially tricky issues:
> >
> >  * What do we do about the infrastructure question? Core modules are
> > supposed to be developed as a part of the wider project; that means that
> > they use GNOME's infrastructure.
> >
> >  * Can you technically achieve the level of integration that we're after
> > if Deja Dup continues to exist as a standalone app? (This is a serious
> > question - I don't know the answer.)
> >
> >  * Branding - a part of the core should be branded as a part of GNOME 3,
> > and I don't think we'd want GNOME's new backup facility to visibly exist
> > outside of GNOME.
> I'm coming into this interested less in questions framed as "how can
> Deja Dup make GNOME better" than as "how can Deja Dup being part of
> GNOME make users' backup experience better".

I presume you'd be happy for Deja Dup to become a GNOME Control Center

> For example, I think of the infrastructure question in terms of
> whether there's a reason to believe switching to GNOME infrastructure
> will result in more or less maintenance work being done.

If Deja Dup is accepted, we'll need to work together and GNOME
contributors (developers, designers, bug reporters and triagers,
translators, documentors, etc) will want to contribute to Deja Dup. How
will they do that?

> And the branding question less in terms of "will it be better for
> GNOME marketing" than "will it be better for users".

See my other message on the branding question - this isn't necessarily a
problem. I'm just interested to hear your thoughts on how Deja Dup will
be branding itself as a standalone application.


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