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Re: PROPOSAL: gtk-gnome coordination team

On Sat, Feb 13, 1999 at 05:44:12PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> I initially Cc:ed the gnome and gtk maintainers on this thread, as a
> courtesy, since it affects them most of all.
> I've un cc:ed them now, since they'll follow it on -devel, I'm sure.

Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)

That should be jim@jimpick.com?

> > Don't forget applications with which you simply can't choose on which
> > libgtk you want them compiled (without editing the actual code). 
> Then we fix them.
> The Gtk API won't be changing in huge leaps and bounds, and it will often
> just be a simple recompile, or a few trivial changes.
> There will be occasions when it's not that simple, and on those occasions
> the team will make the decision to leave the old version in the archive.

That would be good, plus the upstream authors would love us :)

> > Do you have any information on the number of packages in question,
> > their size, who are the maintainers, etc, etc...?
> > 
> > And how hard is this to implement WRT those numbers?
> Nope.  Lots, I'm sure.
> But, I'm equally sure that it is a manageable problem.  I mean, we manage
> to release entire synchronised debian versions, don't we?

And that is what I fear. The huge size, and the relatively small
amount of time.

OTOH it's worth of trying.

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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