Re: The Gnome-libs wars: The kinda happy ending

I second this motion. :)

On 30 Aug 2001, Christian Schaller wrote:

> Hi Knights of the Bloody Table,
> I think it is apparent that we can reach a conclusion here by reasoning,
> the problem is not really as technical as it is questions of preferences
> and visions.
> In Norway we have something we call horse trading and that is when
> politicians trade support for two unrelated issues making a majority for
> both where the really is not a majority for any of them.
> I think that is what we should do here to. We have two contended issues
> and that is the placement of old ugly stuff and the use of
> bonobo-config. So since Anders is the maintainer now I suggest he gets
> to choose which of these he wants to win and which he concedes.
> That way everyone both lose and win some. If nothing else you can always
> take some comfort in that the 'other side' probably is as happy/unhappy
> as yourself at the solution.
> Long term I hope everyone looked at the suggestion from Dave to focus
> more on development of GNOME the desktop for a while. We have for a long
> long time now focused almost entirely on the development plattform with
> Nautilus being the only big change in a long time.  I am pretty sure
> that things like Jacobs new and improved file-selector will bring us 10
> times the number of happy and or new users than the two issues we have
> been fighting our will. If we do a deal to get these two issues out of
> the way for the time being and instead focus on making all our
> applications and tools really take advantage of all the new possibilites
> the GNOME 2.0 plattform offers I think GNOME 2.0 will be much more
> successfull then if we just focus on adding new frosting to the
> development plattform and let the desktop stay almost identical.
> We should also try and sit down at GUADEC 3 and really try and find a
> shared vision for GNOME 2.2,...,3.0 maybe by finding out what we all
> need to see happen for Pax Bonobo to be declared.
> So please lets focus on preparing to beat up our neighbours instead of
> spending all the energy on domestic violence.
> Christian
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