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February 14, 2008

Project: 3rd party screenlets

Filed under: Compiz, Compiz Fusion, Linux, Ubuntu — Tags: , , — Ketil @ 21:58

This is a little late, but I figured I should blog about Project: 3rd party screenlets. It is hosted on Launchpad. The team is also on Launchpad. The idea is to collect all those 3rd party screenlets that are on Gnome-look.org and not in the official Screenlets trunk.

In doing so, we can achieve several important things:

For the users:

  • One place to get all individual screenlets
  • Follow updates easily with bzr
  • Get a package with all screenlets available — probably even a package and a repo for Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, etc.

For the developers:

  • Easy maintenance of their screenlets
  • Keeping close to official Screenlets
  • Get input and fixes from other developers, because they can access bzr themselves, and not just post a comment
  • Maybe translations down the road
  • More users!
  • Getting individual screenlets included in the official Screenlets
  • Get bug reports

There are probably more upsides for all, but this was my first ideas.

Now, to get the show on the road, we need:

  • Developers to register for a Launchpad account
  • Apply for the team
  • Set up their own project with their screenlets
  • Starting using bzr. Short howto and a guide
  • Developing screenlets
  • Merging with 3rd-party-screenlets branch

This post is tagged Compiz and Compiz Fusion for the likely interest people have in both projects, not because CF is necessary for Screenlets. Because it isn’t anymore🙂

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