Re: 3.2 Release Notes: Featured Apps

----- Mensaje original -----
> De: Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com>
> Para: Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net>
> CC: Gnome Release Team <release-team gnome org>; marketing-list <marketing-list gnome org>
> Enviado: miércoles 7 de septiembre de 2011 4:55
> Asunto: 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.

What about orca ?, it is an important GNOME app and it is possibly
the most famous FLOSS a11y tool at the moment.

I know its audience its reduced, but it goes with the social goal of
the the GNOME project of ensuring that its software is usable for 
everyone, including people with disabilities.


   -- Juanjo Marin

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