Re: Status report
- From: Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com>
- To: Claus Schwarm <c schwarm gmx net>
- Cc: gnome-journal-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Status report
- Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 16:46:41 -0700
Thanks for giving me this. I'm meeting with Waldo tommorow at 10am.
So you'll get at least some notes and what not from me tommorow.
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 01:11:48PM +0200, Claus Schwarm wrote:
> The idea is brilliant! Now, if you both could make it a proper text,
> that would rock'n'roll! :-)
> A short outline with questions that our readers are probably interested
> // Introduction
> // Background information
> * What is Portland ?
> * How did it came into existance ?
> * What are its goals ? 
> * What are not its goals ? 
> * Who's working on it ?
> // Overview on the existing functionality
> * What is available right now ? 
> * What is planned for 0.2 ?
> // Status of Portland withing GTK+/GNOME
> * Plans from the GTK+ developers
> * How and when do they think about using Portland?
> * Is there any example source code, maybe?
> // Summery / Outview
>  This includes a short description of what the problems are with the
> old approach.
>  People seem to be confused whether Protland is a new, common widget
> set for GNOME and KDE. Better make clear, it's not.
>  Usual articles stop here with a reference on what's available for
> download. This sucks. Source code is hard to read. As a reader, I'd
> like to get things explained, even if it's just the first two steps.
> We shouldn't over-use the interview style articles. We're a journal. If
> you have the basic text as outlined above, direct speech from real
> persons are the cream on the coffee.
> If John would write the non-technical part, and Sri does the technical
> part, the first draft is written in an evening (for a native speaker,
> at least.)
> Please! It would rock so much!
> On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 22:29:46 -0700
> Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com> wrote:
> > Well, I could possibly. The leader of the project (at least the one
> > who is going to be speaking about it at GUADEC) is Waldo Bastian.
> > Waldo works in the building next to mine and perhaps I could do a
> > live interview if someone can help me with questions.
> > Alex Gravely is the GNOME person for Project Portland and of course he's easily available on IRC.
> > sri
> > On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 05:11:43PM +1200, John Williams wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 16:40 +0200, Claus Schwarm wrote:
> > > > Hi, guys!
> > > >
> > > > We recieved two articles so far for the next GNOME Journal release.
> > > > Both of them are uploaded to textpattern.
> > > >
> > > > * Behind the Scenes: Elijah Newren by Lucas Rocha
> > > > * Deskbar: A Bar For Your Desk! by Davyd Madeley
> > > >
> > > > I'd suggest that John edits the first one, and Laurie edits the second.
> > > OK.
> > >
> > > > I may be able to finish my own article in time but I'm not sure. Maybe
> > > > this is going to be our first edition with only two articles. Sorry.
> > > Hmm. Would someone be willing to write one about Portland?
> > >
> > >
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