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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] LiMux draft

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:40:21 -0400
On 14 August 2012 11:33, Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> wrote:
> 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.
> calvin

I fleshed out the new features of R14, giving just a little taste of
the improvements.