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

I third it.  We all want the best development platform possible,
compromises have to be made and soon.  And as Christian and others
point out, the real changes that are going to bring new users to GNOME
in better and more applications and a better desktop--not what sort of
configuration backend we have (not that that isn't important--it is).


> 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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