A few weeks back I requested a mailinglist at freedesktop.org for cross distro collaboration. (The original purpose was having a list to discuss with other distros how they handle the whole ~/.kde vs. ~/.kde4 thing.) Unfortunately I never got a response and just stumbled upon the now created list at http://lists.freedesktop.org by chance.
It didnÂ´t really get any promo so not a lot of distro people are subscribed yet. Please change that now and make good use of the list!
If you are involved in a distro please ask the appropriate people to subscribe.
(@ fd.o people: I am still interested in helping to take care of the list if needed as I think it is important.)
Next week is Cebit time. Say hello to your favorite Amarok and KDE people at their booths or check out some of the talks 🙂
4 thoughts on “distro mailinglist at freedesktop.org and Cebit”
Awesome idea, even though it’s likely a hard task to get all of the distros together.. I’ve been trying to convince distros to work together on various issues for a long time, but I’ve not been very successful.
If you’re interested, the problems have been add-ons to the Mozilla browsers (every distro installs plugins in different locations) and ffmpeg (every distro ships a slightly different version).
My last rant about that is at http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2007/05/22/distros/
@ Benjamin: Then please help me and spread it on planet GNOME for example 🙂
I’m the admin for that list. I’m supposed to announce it properly some time in the near future, when my current backlog will decrease a bit 🙂
Feel free to point people to it in the meantime.
(or send me a private mail if you want details/want to help, help is always welcomed !)
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