Poll for GNOME dependencies

jmak jozmak at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 14:40:58 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07, Diego Ongaro <ongardie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I'll send a controversial e-mail since it's my birthday:
> Why does Xubuntu have to be "feature-complete"?
> If there's no good GTK-only CD-burning app, then don't ship with one.
> I don't even have an optical drive on my computer, so honestly, I'm OK
> with it.
> If Pidgin now has too many dependencies to include lightly, don't ship
> with it. I might still install it, but really, that's easy to do.
> The archive managers available each have their issues. It's hard to
> recommend not to ship with one, since they are fairly expected.
> However, if there's no archive manager that's satisfactory as of now,
> then just don't ship with one.
> etc.
> So now you're going to say: But what about the noobs? Please, think of
> the noobs!
> Let's be honest here: Xubuntu doesn't have a target audience.

This is the only point I agree with you. And this is the root of the
problem. Till we don't figure out who we are targeting we wont be able
to produce quality releases.


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