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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] LiMux draft

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:33:17 -0400
On 14 August 2012 11:31, Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...> wrote:
> 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.
> Slavek
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yes that is why i think it might be good to talk about upcoming
releases and such.