Re: systemd as external dependency

On 19 May 2011 11:17, Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:02, Michael Terry <mike mterry name> wrote:
>> True.  I guess I'm really just interested in an official answer to
>> "What are the criteria for deciding which platforms are within GNOME's
>> scope?"
> Those for which people whom want them to work show up and do the
> integration work needed, as it's always been. I don't see anything in
> this thread that indicates that we're changing this position, at all.

Come, there's more nuance than that.

Say I proposed an awesome app store Feature for GNOME, but it happened
to require some new package format I'd invented, I gather GNOME
wouldn't just assume that all platforms should switch to my new
format.  There must be some maximum threshold of work that is forced
upon platforms in the form of "keeping up with GNOME".

I'm curious where the release team thinks that threshold lies.  And
presumably it considers user base and/or developer base in how much
work it is asking others to do?  i.e. requiring some HURD feature and
asking Linux devs to adapt would probably be a harder sell than the


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