Something has to be done with regards to the integration of new GNOME developers into the community.
I will give here two examples illustrating why some people could become sick of contributing to the GNOME project.
More concretely, Ekiga has actually 2 developers contributing a lot to the project since the release of the SIP version.
One of them is Matthias Schneider, who has contributed a lot in various areas related to video. Thanks to him, we will have large resolutions working in Ekiga, accelerated display both on GNU/Linux and Windows, and we will also support new codecs like H.263+ and H.264, which are top of the notch in terms of codecs.
The other is Julien Puydt, a long time contributor to the project. In the past, he contributed to the support for audio and video devices plugins, as well as an abstraction layer for Ekiga in order to accelerate the Windows port. He is currently redesigning with myself core parts of Ekiga in order to abstract the engine from the GUI.
Matthias has asked for an SVN account to be able to commit his patches directly into our SVN instead of emailing them to me on a daily basis.
He first asked for this account in May, complained in early July, but also in August, and we are by now in September, and he still does not have his account activated. Perhaps having a model similar to the one used in gna would make the process faster.
Julien has created a blog to talk about his developments on Ekiga. He is a frequent poster, and I would rate his posts as good. He asked for his
blog to be added to http://planet.gnome.org but was at best, ignored. As this person proposes it, I would suggest redefining the policy for being added to p.g.o.