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Re: [trinity-devel] LiMux draft

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:31:11 +0200
Dne út 14. srpna 2012 Julius Schwartzenberg napsal(a):
> Calvin Morrison wrote:
> > I've started to draft up a LiMux email. I haven't finished, but some
> > input would be good
> >
> >
> Some things are still missing I think.
> First of all, what is the exact goal this letter is trying to achieve?
> Do you expect LiMux people to make significant improvements to TDE
> directly through GIT or send in patches or does it also have to do with
> financial contributions? Or maybe you just expect them to report bugs?
> There are some notes in there, but I think "joining efforts" should be
> avoided because it is too vague.
> At this point it is completely unclear I guess what LiMux could
> actually offer to the Trinity project. So I can imagine a first e-mail
> should try to find out how much focus there is on Trinity and what kind
> of resources they are spending now on it.
> Right now, as far as I understand, there haven't been any (few) bug
> reports from people associated with LiMux. Is this really correct?
> What I do think is very good in your letter is that it shows what the
> Trinity project can mean for LiMux: "resolve LiMux specific issues,
> respond to problems, as well as offer debugging and packaging help". I
> think the emphasis of the letter should be on that together with why
> such feedback is also very important for the Trinity project.
> A list of features for the next release seems good, but I think it is
> too technical now and also some things are really not interesting for
> end-users. What does an X11 compositor give them? Doesn't LibreOffice
> already have dialog boxes? Why would they care how the software is
> branded exactly? I would advice to try to rewrite this list into
> something more marketable. I suspect their main priority right now is
> to be able to migrate off Ubuntu 10.04 in time to a next LTS release of
> Ubuntu, so I think Trinity's stance on that would be the most
> important.
> I hope this feedback is useful. Good luck! It will be interesting to
> see the result.
> Best regards,
> Julius

From the LiMux presentation I had a feeling that feels uncertainty of 
further development of the Trinity. Therefore, I suppose, is one purpose 
of this letter to assure that development continues, it has its goals and 
that the project is alive.