RE: CDE->GNOME Tools (was: Re: Minutes of the GNOME Advisory Boar d Meeting April 5 2001)

Thanks for cc'ing me, Dan!

Hi Glynn,

Dan was correct.  We are looking at creating a set of migration tools to
help customers transfer their CDE customizations to GNOME and it sounds like
your desktop transition tools are addressing many of the same needs.  At the
moment, we are in the process of identifying key customers (ones that have
invested a lot of effort into customizing their desktop) and gathering their
initial requirements.  Then we were planning on starting an open source
project under the GNOME cvs.  Were you already planning on doing that?  Are
you interested in working together?


Robin Lee (Stormy) Peters
Linux Development Lab
Hewlett-Packard Company
stormy_peters hp com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Mueth [mailto:dan eazel com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 8:39 PM
> To: Glynn Foster
> Cc: stormy_peters hp com; foundation-list gnome org
> Subject: CDE->GNOME Tools (was: Re: Minutes of the GNOME 
> Advisory Board
> Meeting April 5 2001)
> Hi Glynn,
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Glynn Foster wrote:
> > Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > 3:30 Practicalities:
> > > --------------------
> > > 
> > >    - CDE Transition:
> > >      need tool to transition user configuration
> > > 
> > >      ACTION: Rob send Stormy
> > 
> > I'm not sure whether this is known to most [probably not since
> > we are having problems setting up a website for this type of 
> > information] but Stephen Browne and myself are working on 
> > this aspect. We're primarily working on a set of desktop 
> > transition tools [key and mouse bindings, menus, focus behaviour,
> > panel items, recreation of session] for CDE to GNOME.
> > As a seperate project, we are also looking at making the transition 
> > between mailer and addressbook [ie. dtmail, sdtname] to Evolution 
> > much more comfortable for the end user.
> >
> > But perhaps I haven't understood the bullet point, and I'm talking 
> > about something completely different altogether.
> Stormy could describe her needs better than I can, but I'm 
> not sure if she
> is following the foundation-list mailing list so I'll give it 
> a shot and
> cc her and perhaps she can reply...
> I think she wants a set of tools to migrate a user's CDE 
> preferences into
> GNOME preferences so that users can preserve any desktop customization
> they have done.  It sounds like what you and Stephen are working on is
> addressing this need.
> I think she also wants a set of tools to help one set up 
> and/or admin a
> large set of accounts, such as a company or school which may 
> have hundreds
> or thousands of users.  I'm not sure to what extent this is just
> converting CDE preferences to GNOME preferences, or if there 
> is a need for
> other admin tools.
> The GNOME Project has basically nothing for either of these 
> tasks right
> now.  It seems appropriate that these transition tools may be 
> part of the
> GNOME project, reside in GNOME CVS, etc. if the authors of these tools
> agree.
> Dan

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