As of late
By user9149671 on Jul 20, 2005
Since my last blog, I have moved the Interface Stability documentation on live.gnome.org to a new location. I've been spending a good bit of time lately working on it, and responding to comments by reviewers. My hope is to help create a website that clarifies what stability means to the GNOME community, and what the GNOME community does to ensure stability. I'm also trying to collect suggestions that would help to better formalize the overall process. One reason I wanted to maintain this on live.gnome.org is because I think its useful for other developers in the GNOME community to be able to help maintain the document. Some people have complained that this document was a bit too negative, so I think I've rewording things so that it sounds better. However, a little bit of work improving http://developer.gnome.org/ to more clearly state what Stability means to the GNOME community would resolve many of the issues highlighted in the Interface Specification. Refer to the "Process Recommendations" section of the Interface Specification for more details.
Aside from this work, I have been working to get the default login program on Solaris changed to GDM2. Going through the necessary review process, there are a few features in CDE login that need to be supported in GDM2 before this can be considered. Most significantly, this includes a performance issue that affects startup time for machines with many displays. The problem is that GDM2 queues all connection requests and processes them one at a time. Improving GDM2 so it can process multiple requests simultaneously should address this problem, though it will be a bit of work.
I've also been keeping busy with GDM2, trying to keep on top of bugzilla issues and am working to add some new features. The gdmsetup UI needs some work in order to better follow the HIG, and has a few bugs that need attention. I'll be working on this for the next few days.