Re: Announcing: Project Ridley

On Sun, 2005-08-21 at 00:50 -0400, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Now that GTK+-2.8.0 is out, the GTK+ team would like to announce Project
> Ridley.
> The primary goal of Project Ridley is to cut down on the number of
> problem libraries that are part of the GNOME platform.  We propose to do
> this by moving functionality into GTK+, wherever it makes sense.  These
> libraries are generally small, undermaintained, and buggy.  They have an
> unclear purpose (such as libgnome and libgnomeui), are copied-and-pasted
> around (such as libegg) or would benefit by being in GTK+ (libgnomeprint
> and libgnomeprintui.)
> We have been sending confusing messages to ISVs, free software and
> otherwise, as to what they should be using to develop applications.  By
> cleaning up these widgets and deprecating the libraries, we can make it
> much simpler for developers.  To emphasize the 'consolidated platform'
> message, we are considering to call the GTK+ version incorporating the
> results of Project Ridley GTK+-3.0.
> The secondary goal is to bring people currently working on the platform
> together in a coordinated effort.  We would love to bring more people
> into the GTK+ team and get people working on the platform again.
> Anyone who's currently writing code for platform tasks.  As we're
> targeting GTK+ for this work, it has to be written in C.
> We put up a a wiki page detailing the tasks we'd like to accomplish at:
what about libsoup/network library? Wouldn't it also make sense to move
it to a libgnet in glib?
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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