Projects in xfce repos, ehm...

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Fri Nov 21 00:38:52 CET 2008

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:

> One problem I have with the Goodies as they are is that they tend to be
> neglected. The infrastructure for them exists but a lot of those who
> have a component in the main SVN don't want their application to be
> moved to the Goodies because it means to get less attention and to
> lose a bit of reputation/importance as an Xfce developer.

I can certainly understand the sentiment, but... well, too bad.  The 
only app that's really potentially in this position is Orage, and I 
personally wouldn't consider a calendar/reminder/PIM app a core desktop 
app by any stretch of the imagination.

> So, as an alternative to taking more apps/goodies into the core

Let's put a stop to this way of thinking right now: we're not pulling 
more apps into core.  Any app that gets put into core needs a damned 
strong rationale as to why.  The only candidate I can think of that as a 
really strong case for core inclusion (for 4.8) would be 
xfce4-power-manager.  Xfce4-notifyd has a weak case, and IMO there's 
really no case for anything else.

> we could
> think about how to make the Goodies more attractive. A platform like 
> might be more attractive than our current wiki setup. 

Yeah, definitely a good idea, but, as always, someone needs to take the 
time to set it up and maintain it.

> And if we can take the release process to a new level by using a
> time-based release model with much less than an 18 months release
> cycle, I'm sure the developer community as a whole will start moving
> and become more vibrant.

I'm not sure how much this has to do with revitalising the goodies 
community, but this is a Good Thing[tm] overall, so...


More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list