Xubuntu team direction
J. Anthony Limon
j at flippo.net
Fri Dec 4 21:05:02 UTC 2009
Jim Campbell wrote:
> Hi All,
> Although I was only there for two of the days, and Cody was sick for one
> of those two days, Cody and I we were able to meet during UDS, and talk
> about possible plans for the 10.04 release of Xubuntu.
> Of course we talked about some of the regular topics (and I'll have a
> separate email about those), but I wanted to separate out a key
> component of our plans from any discussions about regular distro-related
> issues. Specifically, we need to talk about team leadership and team
> member roles.
> As you know, after several releases as the project lead for Xubuntu,
> Cody wants to step down and assume the role of a regular contributor. I
> spoke briefly with Daniel Holbach while at UDS, and the community
> council would prefer that we attempt to come to a decision as a group
> instead of just bringing the matter to the community council. It makes
> sense, as we should be self-directed rather than dependent on an outside
> group to come to a decision that we may not like (and that may not work
> for us).
> With that, it's really up to us to decide how we handle the transition.
> Do we want to continue to have a singular project leader? If so, what
> responsibilities would that entail, and who could that be? If we choose
> not to go that route, or if no one wishes to assume that role, could a
> group of people assume particular leadership roles? What could this
> look like?
> We need to decide this as a community, so please share your thoughts.
> What would be best for Xubuntu? What would you like to see? What
> concerns do you have, and how could those concerns be addressed? What
> role(s) would you be willing and able to assume? Feel free to share any
> other questions or thoughts.
> Thanks very much,
Some changes I've had in mind since the 9.10 release is the possibility
of removing gnome-app-install from the default metapackage because it
gives a false impression of what is actually available in the apt
repositories. Perhaps mine was never configured properly but I also
hardly ever used it.. I've since removed it completely.
It would also be nice to encourage the developer (or even help with the
code) to further xfce4-taskmanager due to the bloated nature of Gnome
System Monitor. I'm not trying to sound like an anti-gnome troll or
anything, but even the most hardcore GNOME fan can tell you the
shortcomings of that app. (Specifically simply starting it usually makes
a system hang and it has had serious performance issues for many
releases.) (Source: http://abock.org/2008/09/03/stay-classy-gnome)
If anything else comes to mind I will bring them up in the future and
will keep an eye on developing comments. I look forward to seeing how
this thread develops. :)
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