Re: 3.2 Release Notes: Featured Apps

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:21, Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-08-31 at 21:48 +0100, Allan Day wrote:
>> > On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 14:30, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
>> >> For reference, the existing featured apps can be found on
>> >> [1]. Asking whether the applications on that page are the best
>> >> non-core GNOME applications out there today might be a good way to
>> >> proceed. Are there any obvious candidates that have been missed? Are
>> >> there any new applications that are worthy of mention?
>> Some possible candidates: VLC, Scribus, Transmission. Any other ideas?
> Evolution, Gedit?
> And in case they are not suitable [yet], I'd wonder if we have criteria
> for Featured Apps, and what they are?

As 'featured' is purely a marketing function, "are they marketable",
is the only criteria. Basically, awesome and appealing to a wide
audience. By that standard, I would exclude Evolution and Gedit;
Evolution for a variety of factors: mainly, its stability and because
it's competing against webmail at a time when the trend is strongly
toward webmail and Gedit because it has a very narrow (though no less
important) audience.

Scribus and VLC (mostly) are Qt-based and so are therefore only
tangentially in our ecosystem.

Transmission is cross-toolkit though no less a good GNOME citizen.

Frankly, we, like all the DE's, don't have a lot of shining examples
to pick from because of the history of needless desktop fragmentation.

My recommendation would be to slowly mutate this list on an on-going basis.

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