Re: release cycle note [was Re: Plans for 2.8 - GNOME Managed Language Services?]

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 17:18 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 17:06, Luis Villa wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 10:55 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > My suggestion if we want to do something in 2.8 and we can't get people
> > > behind "open source Java subset" is:
> > >  - make full introspection data on the GTK+ API more formally part of 
> > >    GTK+, so language bindings aren't maintaining this themselves
> > 
> > It is worth noting that GNOME 2.8 will not be using the next gtk+ unless
> > it is frozen and .0 fairly early in the gnome cycle, so this is more of
> > a 2.10-type item unless we decide to move towards a feature-based
> > release schedule again.
> Adding introspection data doesn't break the API. This is just the API
> descriptions used to generate e.g. the python bindings. It could easily
> be in 2.4.1.

Thanks for clarifying. 

It's still a useful point to make in general- I hear people talking of
some very big things happening in the 2.8 timeframe, but it's basically
not a long way off. If we want these things to happen, we need to start
planning now- to land in 2.10.


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