git repository for specs: one more attempt

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Jun 8 10:30:57 PDT 2009

On Monday 08 June 2009, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> first of all, I'd also like to see a repository like this for all the
> fd.o specifications. But why not host it on Are
> the admins not responsive enough? 

i'd be happy to see this on git.fd.o 

but i didn't feel like wading through the process of getting that going when 
it takes 5 minutes to set up an account, a project and a team with commit 
rights on gitorious.

for something that is/was an experiment, i wanted to keep the time investment 
low and not let the time availability of fd.o sys admins become another 
blocker. i also would like to make it really, really easy for me (and others) 
to be able to add contributors to it without waiting on others.

indeed, this is all another way of saying "it's too hard to get involved with 
fd.o in a proper fashion", but that's a different issue. one i really don't 
feel like taking on right now. :)

> Also, I see little point in a
> repository that doesn't contain *all* the specifications.

agreed; the idea is to put them _all_ in there. just didn't want to go through 
all that effort if we wanted to do it a bit differently (which would mean 
changing every spec already put into the repo; something that happened already 
while gathering feedback) or if it was just outright rejected.

> Personally, I'd be interested in maintaining the thumbnailer
> specification together with Philip Van Hoof who originally wrote it.

that'd be great. if you have a account, i'd be happy to add you 
to the xdg-specs team and you could have a go at adding the thumbnailer spec 
to the repository.

Aaron J. Seigo
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