Re: Questions

On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 06:40, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> The release team tries to mirror the opinion of the community when
> deciding what becomes part of GNOME [Desktop and Developer Platform and
> Language Bindings]. 

In the time I have been part of this and other lists I have seen no
indication that the "opinion of the community" has been requested or
positively reacted upon.

> We can't put every piece of GNOME software in there,
> because...
> The GNOME Desktop is meant to be a coherent whole consisting of the
> tools that the most useful to the average desktop user. 

I guess some of us are lucky that this isn't really true: the "average"
desktop user probably does not need the accessibility stuff and all
those translations (just one) etc. 

I probably should make clear that I have no problem with the random
selection of programs included in the desktop release. The applications
I need to deploy I can easily obtain separately.

I do have a problem though with the comments that the desktop release is
based on what the "average desktop user" needs or that supposedly the
"opinion of the community" decides when there is no evidence to support

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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