Commit notifications for specs

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at
Wed Apr 30 10:17:48 PDT 2008

Quoting Jakob Petsovits <jpetso at>:

> On Wednesday, 30. April 2008, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
>> Long story short, it would be like this: if there is a fd.o spec for
>> what you are doing and you are not using it, your app/library won't
>> enter the official KDE/Gnome/whatever repository *unless* you provide
>> good reasons for not implementing the fd.o spec (that "unless" is
>> there in case the spec is disconnected from reality or plain junk).
> Sounds cool, apart from the fact that pretty much all the stuff in need of
> standardization already *is* in both desktops.
> Icon loader? Has been there long before we had the naming spec.
> Long-lasting progress bars? Not a new thing.
> Trash folder? Been around forever.
> etc.
> Of course we might not accept new stuff into the desktops, but we   
> can't simply
> throw out the existing code just because it doesn't support a specification.
> Also, I think it's not a good idea to prevent improvements just because
> another feature is still missing.
> Make sure no regressions take place in terms of spec support? Hell yeah!
> Dispose code that is better than the current one and doesn't come with
> regressions? Not really.

Please note I never said we should trash existing working code, I've  
always talked about new apps/libraries. For existing code, major  
versions are a good moment to adjust to fd.o specs, if possible.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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