Re: Decoupling GNOME Office?

On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 10:35:54AM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Jon Trowbridge <> writes: 
> > While I have no a priori objections to doing anything under the
> > banner, their "discuss" list already seems to get a
> > fair amount of traffic on StarOffice-specific topics (feature
> > requests, their C++ API, etc.)  It therefore might not be the best
> > place to hash out questions of identity and purpose for GNOME Office.
> > 
> > So I guess my vote for
> > 
> OK. Keep in mind though, the idea is to merge the OpenOffice project
> and the GNOME Office project. So either they have to move over here,
> or we have to move over there. Hopefully the GNOME Office people have
> been hearing from Sun on this (I know there have been some talks with
> the Gnumeric people, I don't know otherwise). 
> Are there actually topics people want to discuss on
> or will it be as quiet as the workshop list?

Well, I can think of two topics.

(1) The "What is GNOME Office?" meta-discussion, as represented by this

(2) The gnome-app-libs module, and similar issues of interest to 
    developers of large GNOME apps that target primarily non-technical
    users.  To quite Jody, from another branch of this thread:
> There are also several overlapping functionalities.  Currently many
> applications have written their own plugin management system, and
> have their own unique approach to handling paths for their support
> files (glade, png ...).  There are also several overlapping widgets   
> that are also being replicated.  We should enable the gnome-app-libs
> module soon.

The viewpoints on (1) seem so incredibly diverse that there probably
needs to be discussion of it.

(2) is much more pragmatic.  I guess I imagine using it as a sort of
"gnome-app-devel-list" --- but by instead calling it "gnome-office",
it hopefully won't get a bunch of posts asking how to read the color
of individual pixels in a drawing area...


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