Re: Meeting Minutes Published - March 29th, 2011

On 04/15/2011 06:01 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 17:42 +0100, Martyn Russell wrote:
That's backwards. We're in early discussion about what we should do to
engage the companies. So, yes, having a mailing-list for all those
interested companies would certainly be helpful. Having a "directory" of
companies on the website was also mentioned.

What's backwards is discussing with one person who doesn't run a business how to engage with businesses. The more people you ask, the more ideas you will have to choose from.

This is the sort of ideas that we're looking to get some information
about, eg. what means of communication would be best to engage the
companies in the first place.

I see.

Do you have more context here, or an example even?

In my case, mostly migrating from Solaris to Linux APIs. In the case of
GTK+ apps, I'd expect, migrating my app from Windows to Linux.


- best practices when needing to change the implementation

We can provide that (if you mean specific code bases like GTK+). Kris
Rietveld (from Lanedo) even did a talk about it last year at GUADEC
which might be available somewhere. He spoke about vendor specific
branches and working with upstream repositories.

No. Not GTK+'s implementation. The customer's application's

In our experience, it's not always about the customer's app, sometimes GTK+ needs improving too.

- (possible) bugs found in underlying libraries that (might) need
fixing, usually caused by bad or lacking documentation, or actual bugs.

What's the question here?

I think there's quite a bit of confusion there about what developer
support is, so I'll rephrase it. It's gtk-app-devel-list or
StackExchange with somebody on the other end that's being paid to answer
you, and that can be sued if they don't deliver. Via e-mail. Or phone.
Or through a web interface.

I see.

The above is, at best, hard to interpret. If you have a formal list of
things to ask, please make it public here and I can reply certainly.

Do you, or any other companies in the GNOME eco-system provide developer
support as defined above? If not, then Andreas doesn't need to speak to
Ryan, and the problem is solved. We wouldn't have a good case to edge
companies that write their software in-house towards GTK+.

Yes, we have provided support like this for companies before. Imendio even offered to it BT when I was working there.


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