Summary of the fdo disussion at GCDS
ogoffart at kde.org
Wed Jul 8 13:00:09 PDT 2009
We had a small discussion involving few KDE, Gnome, and freedesktop fellow at
Gran Canaria desktop summit.
I'm trying there to summarize, correct me if I'm wrong.
We agreed that freedesktop would have a wiki page listing the
specification/implementations and saying whether they are blessed by each
desktop, and the implementation status.
It is not allowed to take namespace on org.freedesktop unless the project get
blessed by at least GNOME and KDE.
In order to get blessed, it has to be accepted by the 'release manager' of the
When someone want to start a project or specification, the suggested process
- Announce the intention to take a given namespace or work on a given
project, with a plan on how to do. Send an email to the xdg mailing list.
- The 'release manager' from each desktop make sure that the relevant person
within the desktop get contacted so they can give feedback
- Each desktop can then comment and say if they bless or not the project,
with an explanation if it is not blessed.
- The implementation/specification get blessed in the same way once it is
The wiki would contains a link to the email saying if a given project is
blessed or not (for each desktop)
We should be very carefully before accepting generic name on the freedesktop
namespace. But less generic name are more likely to be accepted.
How the spec/project is developed is up to each project. git has been
suggested but is not mandatory.
We still need to find the 'release manager' from each desktop.
So can we meta-bless this proposal? :-)
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