new dev branch stuff

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Jan 19 22:26:59 CET 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>> With all the recent changes and ideas popping up, I thought it was 
>>>> time to ask if we still have a goal, or if we simply follow the 
>>>> tradition of KDE and Gnome (which would basicly mean for me, to 
>>>> re-think if its really worth to spend my spare time on Xfce). 
>>> please try not to take this the wrong way, but when people say stuff 
>>> like that, i get the "if you don't play my way i'm not going to help 
>>> anymore" feeling, and i find that just childish.  i'm sure you didn't 
>>> really mean it that way, but that's how it comes across.
>> Its not like "if you don't play my way"; the point is, that I have 
>> already spent a lot of spare time on Xfce and may spend more spare 
>> time in the future, and is the result worth the time, or not? And will 
>> it be worth with future version? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to 
>> force anybody into something, just asking questions.
> i think the point i'm trying to make is that it's obvious that we 
> wouldn't be doing this if we didn't enjoy it and/or believe in it, and 
> drawing attention to that fact just sounds like you're making childish 
> threats to stop working if you don't get your way.  again, you probably 
> don't mean it that way, but that's how it comes across.

Funny that you come up with that; I actually started this discussion, 
because I somehow felt like I don't enjoy this work anymore (I thought I 
would enjoy it again after the release is done). I'm frustrated because 
I seem to have lost the red line in Xfce development. That's why I'm 
raising all these questions about the goals or Xfce.


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