F-10 joyride vs 8.2 - getting fixes upstream.

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Nov 17 21:12:50 EST 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 00:35 +0000, Daniel Drake wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I should get more time on Wednesday to continue through the list. I'll
> > be adding any bugs I file against the tracker bug which can be found
> > here https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462625
> I am planning on working on repeating a few forks that I made during
> the F9 cycle to fix bugs and reduce dependencies. All of these changes
> are not easy to fix upstream or in F10.

Punting doing the right answer just because it's not easy hurts the
platform in the long run.  Which luckily you've given me a great example
for :-)

> For example, totem-pl-parser pulling in evolution-data-server and
> libgnome and ...
> There is already a (closed) bug about this blocking the one you
> mentioned: #456113

And you've managed to make it so that if anyone else writes an app using
totem-pl-parser and expecting that the podcast bits will work will
utterly fail.  And as you start running more than just your closed world
of apps (eg, the efforts to be able to run "normal" X apps on the XO
within Sugar), this is going to get more common or likely.

Breaking the expectations of functionality publically exported from
libraries really isn't the way to save space...


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