From: Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster@ra...> - 2003-04-14 08:03:41
On 14 Apr 2003 03:41:27 -0400 Aaron Cohen <acohen@...> babbled:
> What is the Roadmap for Enlightenment releases?
We don't keep roadmaps for releases. the next will be 0.17 when it's ready.
there's a state of the "enion" on the website as to its current state.
a lot of software runs to a "project schedule" top do a release on X date - we
don't as this leads to 1. rushed and shitty software, 2. stress and 3 lying to
yourself, users and the world.
we do this work in our spare time.. that means whatever time we find in between
work, social life, sleep etc. that time isn't fixed. so thus you can't have a
schedule. you code when you can and thus releases "happen when they happen".
no one funds e development - its just coders doing what they enjoy. in the end
you get a wm. 0.17 is producing MUCH more than that - a LOT of usable libraries
for anyone to use. the roadmap is to take all the re-usable common parts of a wm
and desktop env and make lots of libs of them first to 1. solidify api's, 2.
test them independently, 3. make it MUCH faster and easier and cleaner to
produce a wm at the end of the day. that is a final goal, not a step along the
way. the project is open to anyone who has identified a subsystem (eg ipc, or x
protocol simplification, rendering, file managing, config management etc.) to
work on it either as part o an existing library, or a new one. and make this
working, available, usable and tested which will save work in the long run and
which spreads development over many maintainers of libraries and defines well
know interfaces between the components (ie through the api's of libraries) of a
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