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Developments mainstream projects are looking forward to

Feb 21, 2012, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mayank Sharma for this link. ]

"Andreas Jaeger, Program Manager for openSUSE would like to see better collaboration between the projects and distributions when either is introducing major changes. 'Lennart did a great job with systemd and talking with distributors and getting them on board. Quite often I see changes done in one component that is used in several places. When we take this updated component because one of these pieces needs the new version, it might break all other pieces since nobody talked with all the other projects. As a distributor, we need all software adapted to such changes in a timely manner.'

"Stuart Jarvis from the KDE project agrees that there needs to be more communication and collaboration between the projects: 'I'd love to see better collaboration between ourselves, GNOME and the other free software players. It's daft to have different standards for desktop notifications, password storage, etc. There's been some great work on this recently, such as the work around telepathy, but there's plenty more to do.'"

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