Some people mis interpret Fedora's Mission Statement.
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Dec 9 14:34:14 UTC 2008
Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> I mean (as an example) I would like to see Fedora shift focus to Qt
>> and KDE, but that isn't going to happen, not because there are rules
>> against, just because there is no one to push the work necessary for
>> that, and I am not yet capable of it myself.
> Uh, we would very much be willing to do that in KDE SIG. It's not going to
> happen because there is "pressure from above" to focus on GNOME, not
> because the manpower to focus on KDE is not there (which is not the case).
I think, you are being unrealistic. Within Fedora, there is definitely
more man power for GNOME than any other desktop environment since there
is many more people working full time on that. That is unlikely to
change. Red Hat has hired more people in KDE as well but it is not the
same amount of resources. This is not a slight against the KDE SIG which
has been very proactive but just a reflection of the facts.
> Just look at how we have been able to consistently produce a KDE spin with
> no showstoppers since Fedora 7 and how we are constantly keeping KDE up to
> date in releases (even to an extent the GNOME folks aren't doing, see e.g.
> the upgrade from KDE 4.0 to 4.1 in Fedora 9).
No showstoppers is definitely relative. KDE 4.0.x in Fedora 9 was
controversial. I dont consider that a packaging issue however.
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