Re: GNOME 1.4 package list

Ian Peters <> writes:

> On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 03:51:19PM -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 
> > > Gnomoku is a Gtk--/Gnome-- based Gomoku game.
> > 
> > This sounds like something we might want in gnome-games. Any reason
> > not to do that? (Assuming we resolve the Gnome-- issue).
> I've been avoiding putting new things into gnome-games.  Every time
> someone approaches me wanting to do this (usually desiring wider
> distribution), one of two things happens:
> 1) the author gets annoyed by the fact that gnome-games ships as a
>    package, and not just when they want to
> 2) the author disappears and doesn't want to worry about their code
> anymore, as it's now part of gnome-games

That seems sensible.

> > Other than gnome-games, I don't think we should include arbitrary
> > other games with the core desktop (a few amusements are expected,
> > anything past that should be considered extras I think).
> Agree.  I think we've got plenty of games already, and not every
> program needs to be part of GNOME proper (especially if we think
> we're promoting GNOME as a development platform that third parties
> can use ;)

That seems sensible as well.

> In fact, I question the need to make every usable and quasi-stable
> GNOME program part of the "official" release.  It seems to me we've
> got enough work to do in stabilizing the GNOME libraries (especially
> since this list grows every release), the core desktop programs, and
> the basic modules.  Although I'm in favor of encouraging use of
> these programs through the software map and their inclusion in
> binary distributions of GNOME, what does making them part of the
> official release mean (other than that you have more variables to
> attempt to manage to make the release happen)?
> I realize I may be completely in the wrong here and quickly beaten
> down, but I'd just like to raise the issue before we add every
> program we can think of to the list and make this release orders
> of magnitude more difficult than it should be.

I agree we should not put everything conceivable in the GNOME release.
Are there specific packages that you'd like to drop from the release
relative to 1.2, or specific packages that people have proposed adding
that you think we should not add? Now is the time to voice your
opinion on these things.

 - Maciej

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