xdg Digest, Vol 157, Issue 3

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Apr 14 10:27:37 UTC 2017

Hi Albert,

On 13 April 2017 at 19:39, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El dimecres, 12 d’abril de 2017, a les 17:49:56 CEST, Daniel Stone va
> escriure:
>> On 12 April 2017 at 09:05, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>> We did discuss this with a number of people, but with over 100 quite
>> diffuse projects (some active, some stagnant, some abandoned, some
>> unclear), and running fd.o not being a paid activity (or even the
>> primary project we work on) for any of us, we weren't able to reach
>> everyone.
> Why did you not use this list?
> The frontpage of freedesktop.org says
> "Contacting freedesktop: If you have any comments or questions about this site
> or its infrastructures, please send a message to the xdg list "
> So it seems that this would have been the obvious place to discuss the
> application of a Code of Conduct and making it easy for eveyone involved in
> freedesktop to learn about it from the source instead of from the news.

The wiki also says that the sole purpose of fd.o is for X Window
System desktops, and that source code is often maintained in CVS and
Subversion. :\ It could use some work.

Once upon a time that was true, but these days xdg@ sticks to the
actual XDG standards. It's a very bad way to reach quite a lot of our
member projects.


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