Last Tango in fdo (was Re: Tango, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Desktop)
martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Thu Nov 10 00:56:07 PST 2005
Am Mittwoch, 9. November 2005 15:20 schrieb Jim Gettys:
> I see good reasons for fdo to be willing to host almost any sort of
> desktop project that needs a home.
This is not about a project in urgent search for a home. Tango already has all
kind of resources including domain name, hosting server, financial backing
> I don't see that hosting a project
> on fdo gives any sort of up front "imprimatur" to the outcome of any
It does if the project is distributing press releases where they claim to
become the standard.
"The Tango Project says it hopes to eventually provide:
A specified default native look
A subsystem to help standardize toolkits on a common look and feel
A complete, standard set of application, mimetype, and stock icons to build
upon a style guide
Cross-desktop humane interface guidelines"
I definetly consider the way Tango handles this issue an abuse of fdo.
BTW: The Tango people knew in advance that e.g. KDE is not pleased by the way
they try to introduce their stuff as a standard. Unfortunately they chose to
ignore these facts.
Erlewein, Frank, Konold & Partner - Beratende Ingenieure und Physiker
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