Re: Thoughts on Nautilus/Evolution in 1.4

Jamin Philip Gray <jgray writeme com> writes:

> This is a repeat of my comment on gnotices.
> Has it actually been decided for certain that Nautilus and/or Evolution will
> make it into Gnome 1.4? If so, we probably should not be saying that 1.4 will
> be released around October. While development of Nautilus and Evolution is
> going rather quickly, they are still quite far from a fully featured, stable
> release.

Jamin, I don't think October is really the target date any more. I
will try to make up a more accurate nimber.

> I'd much rather see Gnome 1.4 delayed a bit and ship as a quality
> product than end up with another incident like the Gnome 1.0 release. In
> particular, something to consider is the fact that replacing GMC with Nautilus
> is a major change! This isn't just adding an application. And Nautilus needs a
> lot of work still. As much as I want to see Nautilus in 1.4, I think a choice
> has to be made: either we delay 1.4 by a few months and really hammer out
> things until we've got a professional desktop with Nautilus included, or ship
> Gnome 1.4 without Nautilus and add it in later.

We will delay GNOME 1.4 for Nautilus as necessary. Shipping without it
would be pointless, sine it's one of the major new features that is
the point of the release.

As an Eazel employee, I can't assure you 100% that the company won't
try to ship Nautilus before it's really ready, but as one of the GNOME
1.4 release coordinators, I assure you I'll do my best to make sure
nothing gets called 1.4 unless it's really ready.

I hope this addresses your concerns.

 - Maciej

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