Re: Candidacy: Seif Lotfy

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Johannes Schmid <jhs jsschmid de> wrote:

> AFAIK there  are quite a few standing issues with GNOME arabic
> support.
> These are slightly out of date though.

Hmm, the bugs seem mostly fixed and I don't see what this has to do with
upstream vs. downstream.

>         * Why do you think our infrastructure is limiting?
> The development happening on Launchpad (not bazaar) really beats what
> GNOME provides in several aspects, starting bug management,
> blueprinting and linking with branches. There are a lot of nice
> projects there that are not part of GNOME because of the GNOME
> Infrastructure: GNOME Do, Docky, Getting Things GNOME... These
> projects are in their own rights very successful and used by the
> community. And by allowing them to deploy per default with GNOME would
> just benefit the GNOME community...
> The Project leads don't care since they are being deployed downstream
> now which is more or less skipping the middle man which is GNOME, who
> seem to be conservative in some of these aspects.
> I am not saying we should switch to Lauchpad or so. But we need to
> study and make an effort into compromising. Having major projects work
> downstream will kill GNOME, and pointing fingers will not help.

Well, I see your point while I disagree.

>         * For the company statements IMHO despite I don't know
>         anything about
>         the Unity plans I think those arent' true. Could you explain?
> I am not saying its true but sooner or later RH will want to deploy
> GNOME Shell on the netbooks just like Unity will at some point put an
> eye on the desktop... Its naive to asssume both will not try to assume
> positions in the netbook and desktop market...

It's getting off-topic but would it be wrong to say that one company is
working upstream while the other company is working downstream? Wouldn't
the point be to have everyone work upstream? Seems like the new board
should participate in this discussion regardless who is in the new

I would love to have the whole community discuss this issue... please wait for my next mail



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]