Shotwell and Photos are both good products serving different audiences and with 
a different developer workflow. Both projects welcome contributions. Go where 
you feel most comfortable :)


Daniel Foré

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Jim Nelson <> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 7:20 AM, Erasmo Marín <> 
> wrote:
>> Also, the guys at shotwell are accepting patches and contributions, 
>> but they are not extending shotwell any more, so you have better 
>> chances to get your branch accepted here, and photos is a more active 
>> project.
> I'm not sure how Shotwell can be accepting patches and contributions 
> and yet contributors not have a good chance of their branch being 
> accepted.  Your logic is specious.
> If you contribute to Shotwell, your branch and patches have as good a 
> chance as anywhere of being accepted.  Yorba has high interest in the 
> community growing Shotwell.  We do not blow off contributions.  If 
> anything, we're eager to accept them.
> Also know that your work on Shotwell will be available for all GNOME 
> Desktops, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, and more.  No matter what's 
> said here, Shotwell remains the most-used photo manager in Linux today.
> -- Jim
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