GNOME Roadmap Process

Here we go! Vincent and I have been working on a roadmap process for GNOME. Well, here’s the result:

We expect the following benefits from the process:

  • Stimulate a roadmapping culture inside the community so that we discuss more often where we want to go (based on concrete plans);
  • Increase the awereness about the future steps of the project inside and outside the community;
  • Help with the release notes writing.

As announced in d-a-l, all maintainers will receive a mail asking some questions about their plans for the modules they’re maintaining. Also, we’re looking for more people to be part of Roadmap Gang. So, if you’re interested, contact us.

Hei Ho, Let’s Go!

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

9 thoughts on “GNOME Roadmap Process”

  1. É o chefe é?! Tá indo pra parte ‘legal’ da ES… Cuidado, hehehe.

    Parabéns pelo trabalho. Abraços de seu amigo.

  2. “The roadmap was editable by everybody, and so some people were changing it while they really shouldn’t have done so (users, eg);”

    Is the “(users, eg)” really necessary? I’m a bit weary of the disdain that GNOME seems to have users.

  3. @Patrick, we, by no means, wanted to give this impression. However, users have many channels to provide their feedback and wishes about the project future (mailing lists, bug reports, private emails, irc, forums, blogs, etc.) but the roadmap is definitely not the right place. I removed the “(users, eg)” to avoid wrong impressions. Thanks for your feeback. :-)

  4. Nice picture. Maybe we should actually draw footprints in roads :D

    Good luck on improving GNOME’s roadmaping process.

  5. [cite=lucasr]Help with the release notes writing[/cite]

    Maybe this could help with the applications’ end-user documentation writing, too?

  6. I fear that this might not cover new cross-module efforts or efforts that involve new modules.

    For instance, I’d like to see more organization of the various gnome-is-people and tagging/metadata ideas. If I tried to push one of those, I wouldn’t want to get in your way.

    I will probably get involved with the release notes a bit again. I was very disappointed with the result this time, though I’d left a clear how-to and schedule behind. My absence hasn’t caused the hoped-for new energy to appear.

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