Projects in xfce repos, ehm...
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
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
> gnomefiles.org 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...
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