[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bug#167297: ITP: gnome1 -- The GNU Network Object Model Environment (version 1)

On Sun, 2002-11-03 at 06:58, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> I'm very glad to hear this, if it means that those removed
> functionalities will come back soon. Nevertheless, they are not
> available now and won't be for some time.

The release of GNOME 2.2 is slated for Jan 31, 2003.  Who knows, if 2.1
turns out to be pretty stable during its development, maybe we will put
it in unstable.

> It just seems to me that the Gnome developers' objectives have changed.
> Gnome 1.4 was a nice-looking, highly configurable desktop. Gnome 2 is
> designed to show a unified interface which is easily understandable for
> newbies and Windows/MacOS users - just like KDE. 

The core of GNOME is quite changed, this is true.  But nothing stops you
or anyone else from porting forward the old functionality and
distributing it separately.

> That's certainly not my objective. But then, what do you suggest to do
> *now* for people who used to have a working setup suitable for their
> needs and don't have it anymore ?

Instead of putting it in the main archive, you could set up an apt
source on your people.debian.org page.  I have absolutely no objection
to that; in fact, I would encourage you, since it will be helpful for me
when testing the transition scripts (currently I have a sarge chroot for
this purpose).

Reply to: