15.10 Default Applications Voting Results

Simon Steinbeiß simon at xfce.org
Wed Apr 15 07:23:58 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

as the votes we had on two topics regarding default applications for 15.10 expired last night, I will now quickly summarize the results and talk about the consequences.

=== Numerical Results ===

Dropping GIMP:
for 4 | against 3 | neutral 3

Dropping Abiword:
for 7 | against 2 | neutral 1

Installing LibreOffice (or parts):
for 4 | against 3 | neutral 3

=== Consequences ===

Since two of the votes are tight, I will quickly explain the consequences. First of all, Elizabeth (our Marketing Lead) informed us of her votes in the channel but didn't formally vote by sending in the appropriate emails, hence I didn't add her votes to the sum here. She did vote +1 on all three votes, so the results look quite a bit clearer. In terms of dropping Gimp I would argue it's totally fine to try this in the upcoming cycle based on this result and re-evaluate for the LTS.
In terms of including LibreOffice for the first time, Sean (our Technical Lead) voted +0 (almost +1), which makes me confident that it's Ok for us to go through with this decision despite the impression of a "tight race" when looking at the numerical results above.

So all in all this means that 15.10 will be shipped without Gimp, Abiword and Gnumeric but instead (parts of) the LibreOffice Suite.

Thanks to everyone who participated in these discussions (I know we've had them plenty of times), but I feel we finally made some progress here.


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