cyrille at enialis.net
Tue May 4 00:23:54 CEST 2021
First, I do not belong to the Xfce team.
If you, Jarno, plan to make deep modifications in this area (locking,
sleeping, DPMS, …), maybe a diagram of current situation and proposed
situation could help (to agree or not, to alter the design, …)
It will also be less scary with some sort of tests (I do not know if
those components already have some or not). Tests for current situation
first, then with the proposed evolution.
Xfce dev team is a small team, and I’m not sure there is a person
responsible for such big changes (in features) across different
So, in my opinion, to convince, you should not only communicate (through
email or such) but also prove (by automatic tests, reproducible builds,
that kind of things) that your ideas are better than the status quo. As
the team is small, any change needs to be fully apprehended by the
maintainer and the result code should be as small and as simple as
possible, even if not all cases are covered.
This is just my advice after reading the discussion on this subject.
It’s only my opinion and I don’t speak for the Xfce team.
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