Re: new modules for 2.12

On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 15:54 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> [If everyone could review and make sure I'm not misrepresenting the
> views of the group, I'd appreciate it. this is particularly true of
> the office suite section.]
> The release team met today, and we talked a bit about new modules.
> Some conclusions were even reached. :)
> In:
> * evince: It's clearly a great, very gnome-y app. We'd like to thank
> the ggv and gpdf authors for all the work they've done over the years
> * services-admin: is now fairly polished and the maintainer wants it
> in, and no one has objected to that.
> * gnome-keyring-manager: underwent a lot of work after the last round
> of objections, and has not been objected to in its new format.
> release-team is a little worried that the maintainer has

whatever the end of this sentence should be, it's simpler just to
mention that there haven't been quite as many releases as we'd like.

> Out:
> * eggcups: there is still some edginess about including such a partial
> solution. We'd encourage it to get integrated with gnomeprint and
> gnome-cups-manager (as much as is possible) and have One Printing
> Solution going forward, instead of much discussion about disabling
> this or enabling that and maybe or maybe not having it all overlap.

I'd prefer to say:

There was some concern about overlap with the notification functionality
in gnome-cups-manager, while still also requiring gnome-cups-manager for
printer configuration. There was also concern about the need to patch
cups and uncertainty about how distros feel about this. Though the
community seems to generally support eggcups in GNOME, there hasn't been
enough time to explore the issues properly for 2.12. We hope that
distros will have made this clearer by 2.13/2.14.

> * office suite. There is still a lot of confusion about what this
> would mean for GNOME- if we have a 'GNOME office suite', does it mean
> the GNOME QA team has blessed the office suite? What does it mean for
> our relationship with open office? I could go on in this vein for
> quite some time :) We still encourage the office team to do a release
> together and on a regular schedule, because we think that's good juju
> for any group :) and because we think that going ahead and Doing It
> might resolve some questions. But without more consensus as to what
> this would mean for the impacted teams and the release process, it's
> hard to say it is the right thing right now. We should start probably
> set up a small group (perhaps the release-team + the abi and gnumeric
> folks) and/or start discussing it in Real Life (at the Summit) and
> move forward from there to see where the future takes us.

You don't need this. We just need to say that there hasn't been much
activity around this proposed release set so it doesn't look like
anything significant will happen with it for 2.12. Anyway, it's not even
a real proposed GNOME release set - it's a "release set on the same
schedule", and at the moment it's Martin's job to manage it. I wouldn't
even mention it with the new modules decision.
Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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