To Gnome or not to Gnome

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Sun Mar 28 07:43:45 EDT 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 13:04, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 03:47 -0700, Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote:
>> > You mean the blacked out GTK buttons and corrupt graphics
>> > in some web pages? We have a temporary workaround for these now!
>> No, actually I was referring to an XO-1.5 bug (#10084)
> Ah, it's a different one. Yesterday I closed #7830 and #10076, though
> with a temporary work-around.
> The ultimate fix for all these bugs would have been a complete
> refactoring of the geode driver. Last time I looked at that codebase, it
> was full of magic numbers, with no bounds checking in some cases. We're
> very lucky if it works so well :-)
>> > Sounds right, but I'm not sure *who* is going to put their
>> > time into it.
>> What about "Gnome people". I would guess they will not be indifferent
>> to the OLPC/XO. Couldn't they be "formally" asked for support?
>> (I know is upstream but...)
> Do you have good contacts within the Gnome community?

We could talk about this with the GNOME Foundation's board, they have
interest in pushing GNOME in developing countries. But the most they
could do (AFAIK) is motivating contributors to give some attention to
the issues we care about, but not more.

If anybody wants to take ownership of this area, I can give contacts
and introduce them to the board.



> I reported only one bug in the Gnome bug tracker, but so far nobody
> replied:
> In this case, we're using current software which is shipped also by
> Fedora 12 and Karmic.
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