Re: Is GNOME 2 dead ?

No, gnome-2 is not dead - just unwell. I think the correct term is
'identity crisis'.

On 29 Aug 2001, Martin Baulig wrote:

> It was not my intention to work or read or write mail on my 25th birthday.
> But then I overslept, missed a train needed to find out when I need to be
> there and realized that I won't make it in time.
> So now I'm wondering, is this the day when GNOME 2 died ?
> At least, it seems so for me. We suddenly reached a point where any clown
> can do whatever he wants without asking and all of a sudden, we aren't in
> an API freeze anymore.
> I start to think that it was a big mistake to make Anders Carlsson the new
> libgnome* maintainer - we had a really good libgnome and libgnomeui before
> he took over maintainership from me and we even freezed its API in time.
> In the last three months, it was absolutely obvious for me that we'll freeze
> GNOME 2 end of July and that this freeze is very important and stuff.
> But now, Anders seems to be god and the rules doesn't apply for him anymore.
> Suddenly, he and George can make any changes they like to the platform just
> because they think that's the right way to go - no matter how big the impact
> of this change is - and they don't even need to ask anyone - they can just
> commit without any authorization.
> I was the libgnome* maintainer for several months and I think I can call myself
> being one of the most active GNOME 2 contributors - and then, after hacking on
> GNOME 2 for weeks without any holidays or weekends - some Saturday evening, I
> went to a discotheque - and when I returned home I realized that suddenly there
> are major changes in libgnome(ui), changes which will even affect the whole
> platform and have very bad side-effects such as leaving us with three
> non-deprecated config systems and others.
> Nobody asked or even told me about this changes - I read my mail all the time,
> but I didn't even realize it until Monday when I wanted to commit a patch from
> Lazlo Peter to libgnome and was very surprised when I updated it from CVS.
> But it looks like Anders Carlsson is god and thus rules don't apply to him - and
> I'm the bad guy because I reverted his unauthorized changes.
> -- 
> Martin Baulig
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