20 Jun 2001 jamesh   » (Master)

Recompiled devel gtk+ and its dependencies today from scratch, and gtk-demo still segfaults :-(. Tim committed my g_object_newv patch, so people should be able to build devel libglade. He also checked in the child properties stuff, which will allow me to handle that generically in libglade (once he adds a few missing APIs).

Once I sort out the gtk+ issues, I can get hacking on pygtk a bit more.

I am sure most people have heard about the flame war on the gnome-hackers list over the weekend. Things have settled down now, and there is talk of creating some procedures for introducing changes to the platform. Some people have argued that it is introducing too much bureaucracy, but I think it will work out quite well. Similar schemes have worked well for Python, TCL, Perl and even the internet. All have varying levels of formality, so we should be able to find a process that suits GNOME well.

Unfortunately, the flame war was picked up by various news outlets such as Linux Today who posted some fairly one sided editorials. Judging by the comments, the maturity of LT's readership is dropping to slashdot standards. It pisses me off when people blow things like this out of proportion. Looks like they did something similar again today in an editorial about a KDE disagreement.

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