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The GNOME project at 15

The GNOME project at 15

Posted Aug 17, 2012 6:54 UTC (Fri) by hp (subscriber, #5220)
In reply to: The GNOME project at 15 by jmspeex
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15

That sort of code and API sanity (avoid giant rewrites, keep the API stable) is far, far better these days than back then.

In OSS one can only do so much. The libgnomeui/GnomeMDI stuff took a long time to reach consensus. So for example, in January 2001 I was apparently telling people not to use it:
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-devel-list/2001-Jan...
But, someone else would have told you to use it at that time.
It just depended on who you asked. There wasn't a dictator to decide.

There's more consensus/process/cultural-norm now than there used to be.
For example, a list of "official" API: http://developer.gnome.org/platform-overview/stable/

I was surprised by it just now, but libgnomeui appears to still be on my Fedora 17 system. So the ABI remains to this day.


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