Projects in xfce repos, ehm...

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Fri Nov 21 01:28:54 CET 2008

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Am Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:38:52 -0800
> schrieb "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at>:
>> 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.
> What I wrote above is just one of the reasons why the attractivity of
> goodies is somewhat connected to this discussion. The other reason is
> that people wrote their apps with the same goals as Xfce in mind and
> just want them to be recognized as part of Xfce (even if not part of
> the core). I think that's why it's important to make the goodies appear
> stronger and more attractive - especially if we are to move such
> important applications as Terminal, orage etc. over into the goodies.
> That's all I'm trying to say.

Sure, definitely.  I wouldn't consider any apps we host to be any less 
"Xfce apps" -- just not core desktop apps.


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