Re: Apologies to GNOME

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 20:25, Seif Lotfy <seif lotfy com> wrote:
> It has been a very bumpy road for Zeitgeist with GNOME. I really don't
> feel like going into details and history since this won't help us
> proceed. I admit my part of the problem.
> While I might not be the best developer around I do try to bring
> something new to the table and I do hope that GNOME can see it at some
> point. What started off as a GNOME project is now being endorsed by
> Unity, KDE and lots of small community projects. We worked on being a
> cross-desktop project with our roots in GNOME. I am not going to
> debate what needs to be changed in Zeitgeist to be more GNOME friendly
> (moving to git etc...) since its not fair for other deployments and
> not fair for us as developers who are used to our work environment.
> And while I might be the face of Zeitgeist the project has outgrown me
> and we have lots hackers and contributors around, so please feel free
> to get to know them.
> So to sum it up:
> "Sorry we've disagreed about things or I've come across badly in the
> past. I didn't mean to be impolite. just want to help bring some cool
> features to GNOME and GNOME Shell. I hope we can have a clean start
> and try and get along well from here"

I really don't know what you are apologising for. I didn't read all
the threads, but you always came across as reasonable. You raised very
important points regarding GNOME's strict criteria of "let's keep
things here", and always gave sound reasoning. Personally I don't like
bzr (slow in my limited experience; I couldn't believe people were
going through such pain) and launchpad (ugly unintuitive design, NIH,
over-designed, slow), but as you pointed out, what's more important is
that the devs in your team preferred the stack.

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