[Portland] xdg-su -u option

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at intel.com
Mon Apr 24 02:39:42 EEST 2006

>Which renders the feature completely useless in my opinion.
>It's not clear to me who is running this Portland project and the page
> http://portland.freedesktop.org/wiki/Portland
>doesn't really tell me. If there are members of a technical advisory
>board, I'd urge them to come forward and let us know that they will
>my complaint up at their next meeting. Thanks.

The next meeting where Portland's overall direction will be discussed is
the Desktop Architects Meeting II in Mainz, Germany, May 8-9th. You are
hereby invited to join us there to make sure that the points that you
raised are properly understood.
See http://groups.osdl.org/workgroups/dtl/desktop_architects/dam2/ for
more information about the event. Please coordinate with Christopher

>    David
>[1] : I think the Portland project is way too important to be governed
>by the traditional mailing list flame fest because, I, for one, don't
>have the time nor the inclination to fight lazy ISV's

It's possible to use mailinglists for constructive technical
discussions. A key to success seems to be a willingness to actually
listen what other participants are writing combined with a desire to
work together on a solution that takes all concerns in consideration.
Not putting emotionally charged labels like "silly" and "lazy" on other
participating members tends to make a big difference as well.

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation - http://www.intel.com/go/linux
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

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