[haiku] Re: BeGeistert reports

  • From: "Jorge G. Mare" <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:11:17 -0700

Hi Simon,

Thank you for taking the time to respond with some substance. :) I am
not disappointed, btw; I am actually happy to be better informed now.

Thanks again!


Jorge/aka Koki

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 23:44 +0000, Simon Taylor wrote:
> Hello again list!
> I made it to BG this year and had a great time.
> >> http://picasaweb.google.de/markerben/BeGeistert21#5394316382178705490
> >> This sums it all up quite well.
> > 
> > To the person who attended the presentation, most probably. To those who
> > did not attend, a list like the one on the photo could be interpreted in
> > so many different ways, that one could only speculate.
> The roadmapping discussion was really just that, an open discussion 
> without any particular decisions being made.
> "Blockers" for R1 were thought to be the things below the line - Wifi 
> being the most well-defined new feature there. The others are a bit 
> harder to define; but there was a general feeling R1 should work on more 
> hardware, which encompasses the "boot support", "IRQ routing", and 
> "Driver Testing" items. The latter also covered the suggestion of 
> identifying drivers that claim support for hardware which don't actually 
> work, ie blacklisting certain hardware to give a better user experience 
> (no network is better than KDLs).
> The 3 items above the line were the main "questions" - which of the 
> locale kit, package manager, and webkit-based browser should be blockers 
> for R1, if any. We ran out of time to discuss those so no real 
> conclusions were reached (during that session anyway). I know a package 
> manager discussion was planned for some point, but not sure if it went 
> ahead or not. Would have been after I left if it did.
> Sorry to disappoint you if you were hoping for a well-defined roadmap to 
> have emerged from that session! Even though it didn't it was a good 
> opportunity to talk about the issues.
> I don't really want to spark a huge list debate on the 3 "questions", 
> I'm more than happy to leave it to the Dev team to decide, but I do 
> think it's important that we have a decision on these issues in the 
> not-too-distant future. For me personally the browser is an important 
> question as the current firefox 2 branch is a dead-end; I would work on 
> some FF2 bugs if that was to be the browser for R1, but otherwise I 
> would better direct my efforts towards helping Maxime and Ryan on Webkit.
> Simon

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