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Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality contr
Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control)
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 12:15:16 +0200
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I think the way to go would be to define a "GNUstep Reference Platform",
that means defining/creating a base distribution that contains only the
absolutely minimal stuff needed* to get GNUstep running.
This GNUstep Reference Platform could then be the starting point for
others providing a full featured GNUstep System, it should not be though
of as a Joe Q Public thing.
The main goal of this would be to set a standard against which to develop
GNUstep applications, so developers know, what they can expect "to be
there". This GNUstep Reference Platform would of course not be carved out
of stone forevermore, but evolve along the lines GNUstep itself evolves:
there would be a GNUstep Reference Platform 1.0 and after a while a
GNUstep Reference Platform 1.1 and a lot later maybe a GNUstep Reference
Platform 2.0. The point here is to change this definition not all to often
and only after after due consideration, not every time a new version of
GNUstep is available.
I think this is an excellent idea.
I am willing to write and maintain that document.
What do others think about this?