Re: What can we do with Ekiga 3.00 ?

Hi Damien,

Le samedi 30 août 2008, à 21:31 +0200, Damien Sandras a écrit :
> Hello to all,
> Ekiga 3.00 is nearing a release, but we have a bad feeling about it.
> Generally speaking, Ekiga 3.00 is a rewrite of Ekiga 2.00, with more
> features, a better ui, and a different approach. 
> It is still heavily based on OPAL.
> Ekiga itself is ready to be released, except the fact that I have to
> work on the manual tomorrow. OPAL, however, is not quite there yet.
> There are still a few deadlocks to debug, problems with the jitter
> buffer using some codecs and probably some stability bugs to fix.
> We now have three options :
> 1) release Ekiga 3.00 in time for GNOME, but we fear this release looks
> unfinished in terms of stability to our users. Sure, it is certainly
> more stable and better than much software, but it is probably not as
> good as Ekiga 2.00
> 2) release Ekiga 3.00 for the next GNOME, in march 2009. However, it is
> too far, we feel that 2 months of work after the release of GNOME is the
> maximum we can wait.
> 3) release Ekiga 3.00 during a minor upgrade of GNOME. In that case,
> could it be part of the release notes even though it would be
> distributed later ?
> I also know that some people would like to see empathy replacing ekiga
> at some point (even though they do not have the same purpose and
> capabilities at all).
> What are the options ? What do you suggest ?

Sooo. It's clearly a tricky decision to take. From a GNOME point of
view, I think we'd like to have only one "stable" branch for the whole
2.24 lifecycle. So it means we'd go with options 1 or 2. Given the fact
that people have been waiting for Ekiga 3.00 for quite some time, I'd go
with 1. Note that what really matters is what distro ship, and distros
will most likely ship with 2.24.1, which should give some time to fix

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