Martin Baulig: Let's look into the future (aka "The ``Martin is back'' mail")
Jun 22, 2001, 16:43 (25 Talkback[s])
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From: Martin Baulig email@example.com
Subject: Let's look into the future (aka "The ``Martin is back'' mail")
Date: 21 Jun 2001 17:10:44 +0200
before I leave to that big party tonight, I think it's time to write
a little "Martin is back" mail first :-)
I read most of the discussions on g-h and gnome-2-0-list yesterday, but
I'll answer tomorrow or on Saturday. Some construction workers started to
make a lot of noise in front of my window at 6:30 am this morning, so I need
to get some sleep before I go to the party ...
However, I think we need to discuss a few things to avoid that such
things happen again in future:
* libgnome(ui) maintainance
I think we have to options here:
a) we declare libgnome and libgnomeui as officially dead
b) we find a good maintainer for it
Look at for instance Bonobo, it's 100% clear that Michael is its maintainer
and nobody will ever doubt this. IMHO we need the same for libgnome(ui), so
whoever is maintaining it, it needs to be clear that he/she is the maintainer
and nobody else.
However, let's forget this whole flamewar and assume that the last two weeks
simply did not happen. And to avoid yet another flamewar, if there's anyone
out there who still doubts that I'm the libgnome(ui) maintainer, speak up
now or keep your mouth shut until we have that damn thing released.
* GNOME 2 release coordination
Dudes, of course it'd be very foolish to run away just because of some
silly and unproductive flamewar. But please, let's avoid that this ever
happens again. And now we can all be happy and have some beer or whatever
other drink tonight (/me prefers some Koelsch :-)) - GNOME 2.0 has its
release coordinator back :-)
* The API freeze date
Assuming the I'm still release coordinator, the new API freeze date is now
Wednesday August 15th or still July 32nd if we still make it until that date.
Before we lost two weeks in this flamewar, I was almost confident that we
could actually make it until the July 31st freeze, so add the two wasted
weeks and you'll get Aug 15th.
However, IMO being two weeks behind schedule isn't such a big problem - and
if we now all start working together and maybe even get a few more people
hacking, we may even make it until that July 31st date (find 3 more people
who're hacking at least a few hours each week and in a month we're on
So we should at least try hard to do it until July 31st, with a few more
people this is actually possible.
Before we got disrupted, I started to post some TODO items - I'll continue
with them this weekend.
Ok, that's it for the moment, it's getting party time ....