[Geany-devel] Plan ahead (to fail to plan is to plan to fail)

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon Oct 3 04:37:34 UTC 2011

Hi Lex,

Agree with everything you said except I would put #5 and #6 early in the 
list since the rest of the things will probably make all the patches 
need a lot of work, while they could probably be quite easily applied 
presently.  I could be wrong though, just a thought.

Matthew Brush

On 11-10-02 09:15 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> Hi All,
> Now we have 0.21 released I thought it was worthwhile looking at the
> path ahead, and since we have the possibility of some quite
> significant changes, maybe starting a plan of attack so that not too
> much effort is wasted.
> The big things I see right now that have had some work are:
> 1. change to DVCS and hosting, and possible changes to process that
> forces/enables (to my mind the process issues are more important than
> the DVCS itself)
> 2. change to Glade 3 (entails GTK change)
> 3. support for GTK3 (needs above and might entail a further GTK change)
> 4. support for plugins in non-C, non-compiled languages (as full
> plugins, and the VM/interpretor as a plugin itself so core doesn't
> need to be changed to add more languages)
> 5. session support (has been sitting in a branch for a while)
> 6. patches in the queue (some are getting a bit old)
> 7. bugfixes
> 8. call it 1.0
> roughly from the most disruptive to least disruptive.
> Then there are all the bright new things that will inevitably come up :)
> My main suggestion is that it would be best to do the change to the
> VCS first, then it won't disrupt the other things.  And get the
> process bedded down (stable branch, develop branch, version branches
> ...) and call that 1.0.
> And then other disruptive things can then be done in repository forks
> so they don't get too much in each others way.
> Beyond that its up to individuals which they work on and when, Geany
> is an open source project after all.
> So I suggest that we decide DVCS and host (Git, Github?) and follow
> the recipe developed in the ML as soon as possible.  And then announce
> the change, and the new processes.
> Cheers
> Lex
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