Re: The endless and mostly fruitless GNOME applets debate [contd...]

On Thu, 2001-09-20 at 07:17, Glynn Foster wrote:
> Okay,
> So we have always reached an impasse in the past about what to do with 
> GNOME applets ie. how to politely say to the author of an applet that 
> it's crap and has no place in the main distribution.

i would be for disbanding gnome-applets in its entirety, and shipping
the applets in separate packages.

some could be shipped together - for example the net/cpu/foo load
moniters could even just ship with gtop, and the multimedia ones could
be in gnome-media (where they belong).

this has numerous advantages:

	* applets are on their own release schedule (and can have stable 	  /
unstable versions regardless of "platform" state)

	* easier to add / remove / obsolete applets

	* no more "i'd like my applet to go into gnome-applets" mails 	  for me

there are some drawbacks:

	a) more overhead for packagers / distros / DIY-ers

	b) more overhead for i18n/doc peoples

for a) i don't think we care much.

"It drains me, and it shakes me, and hurts like hell everytime I play
it, looking out at thousands of people cheering and smiling, oblivious
to the tragedy of it's meaning, like when you're going to have your
dog put down and it's wagging it's tail on the way there." - Thom Yorke

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