GNOME platform libraries
Posted Jul 29, 2012 5:44 UTC (Sun) by jackb
In reply to: GNOME platform libraries
Parent article: Otte: staring into the abyss
You still can't properly construct objects and extend it without this unapplied patch!
I think part of the problem is a mindset left over from the pre-DVCS days.
There shouldn't be freestanding patches any more - instead all patches should come from a public git repositories which contain the change.
What kind of ecosystem would develop if userspace applications were developed more like the Linux kernel? What if distros stored the bugfixes they develop in public git repositories and pulled from each other as well as upstream? What if getting features to users could just as easily take place by convincing the distro maintainers to pull your changes as it could by getting the change implemented in the "official" repositories?
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