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Re: [opensuse] GNOME 2.14/15 and Ximian rants
  • From: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 14:04:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <4470576A.2000208@xxxxxxx>
Marcus Meissner wrote:
> On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 01:28:41AM +0200, Pascal Bleser wrote:
>> And now, the "general problem": I just don't see ex-Ximian people
>> involved into openSUSE at all.
> Well, lets list some of the most visible for 10.1 development:
> Garry Ekker and Stanislav Brabec, GNOME packagers.
> Robert Love, NetworkManager... You like it in 10.1, right?
> Larry Ewing, f-spot ... working nicely.
> Aaron Bockover, banshee ... working nicely and greatly enhanced for 10.1.
> Jeffrey Steadfast, gnome-volume-manager ... greatly enhanced for 10.1.
> Michael Meeks, OpenOffice_org ... nuff said.
> Joe Shaw, beagle.

You wisely left out "working nicely" for NetworkManager and beagle.

That's actually one of the problems of most GNOME projects. NIH leads
to dozens of (re)implementations which are shipped once they somehow
work (for varying definitions of "work") and, regardless of their
brokenness, they replace old, working solutions. My belief is that
some deranged people will eventually try to rewrite yast and parts of
the kernel in mono. Maybe that's already happening... I admit I'm too
frightened to check.

> ... and more that I forgot.
> All of them contributed to 10.1, answered bugreports, etc etc,
> so they are definitely involved in openSUSE.

Unfortunately no one of them is visible on this list or opensuse-factory.
That creates the impression Pascal had.

Random GNOME developer quote:
"Red Hat based systems (including Mandrake and SuSE) [...]"

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