Re: wgo Tour: which pages?

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 15:09 +0000, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
> A lot of the individual ideas in Topaz are good and
> should trickled into 2.x.
> But there's no sense of a solid plan for a new
> desktop. Just a big tip of ideas, some of which are
> good, some of which aren't.
> I don't feel able to promote that without, erm, lying.

Well, it depends on how you see that being interpreted.

There's "here's what we're thinking about for the future, so you can
expect GNOME to look like this in a year or two" - that would certainly
be wrong, because you're giving people incorrect expections.

But, "here's some current ideas about how we can innovate on the
desktop: these are the types of improvements we're actively
investigating to improve GNOME" is a totally different story. It's not a
promise of "this is how it will look", but it's also not a development
roadmap. It's a visionary statement about the ideals of the project.

If people better understand the ethos of the project, they're also more
likely to understand the design decisions already taken, and the feature
set available. I think that could be very informative.



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