Re: Freeze break request for gnome-panel: dropping drawers (and more)

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 5:24 AM, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to request a freeze break for gnome-panel, to drop drawers.
> Here's the rationale:
>  - there are always been various issues here and there, and they've
>    never got fixed
>  - it added complexity to the code
>  - number of users using it is small
>  - 3.0 is a good time to do this change
> This is really just removing code (35 files changed, 53 insertions(+),
> 4231 deletions(-)), it doesn't involve string changes (it removes
> strings but that's fine). From a documentation perspective, drawers were
> documented in the GNOME 2 doc, but I don't think they are in the new
> doc, so that shouldn't involve anything there either.
> Patch:
> (bugzilla is down, sorry :-))
> I'd also like to push a patch that removes the popup menu for items in
> the applications menu. This actually broke with GTK+ 3 and there was
> already agreement in GNOME 2 days that this wasn't really that great
> anyway. No impact on strings, and for documentation, I very much doubt
> this is mentioned in the GNOME 3 doc.
> Patch:
> I have potential other patches coming in for gnome-panel (next one is
> killing the compatibility code that migrates pre-2.2 configuration;
> possibly moving quite some code around to prepare for gsettings
> migration, and maybe even gsettings migration itself)...
> Are you happy reviewing all of them, or does it make sense to add some
> hard code freeze exception (like starting the freeze next monday for the
> panel; I can release a new tarball then, to make sure changes get tested)?

I am sympathetic to the idea. I'll look at the patches when I get home.

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