Re: New module proposal: LightDM
- From: Robert Ancell <robert ancell gmail com>
- To: Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>
- Cc: William Jon McCann <william jon mccann gmail com>, GNOME Desktop Development List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New module proposal: LightDM
- Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 06:51:21 +0200
On 14 May 2011 00:19, Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Robert Ancell <robert ancell gmail com> wrote:
>> I was not going to propose this project because I am sick of this sort
>> of unprofessional response, especially from leaders in the community.
>> It was the insistence of other leaders in the GNOME community that I
>> did end up proposing and the continual complaints from users,
>> sysadmins, customers, designers, and programmers about the login
> So, you consider it an unprofessional response if we are not falling
> over our feet in adopting a from-scratch rewrite of a core component
> that has not even been field-tested in any release yet ? Compare to
> the approach that Canonical takes to new things like, say GNOME3.. I
> think you will see some similarities.
Not at all. All I want is a fair review, based on good technical
information and not being name-called or judged on assumptions about
my motivations. Not being field-tested is a completely fair
criticism, and something I can take away and reuse in a proposal for
As both a Canonical employee and Ubuntu developer I can tell you we
constantly review all available free software for inclusion. While we
do not always agree on every point we agree on a lot more than we
disagree. I'm happy to continue to discuss this on another thread or
privately if you want to.
> Anyway, you are already pissed off, so probably best to stop...
My frustrations have certainly boiled over, but I will now resolve
those through the appropriate channels. Apologies for the anger.
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