Tom Hughes (tom(a)compton.nu) said:
> On a more general note I think a lot of people are assuming
> horrible evil people, trying to subvert the One True Fedora Way. This
> is exceptionally poisonous and needs to stop, otherwise Fedora should
> to drop both the "Friends", "Features" and the "First"
in its motto.
I'm not necessarily concerned about subverting (or "changing" as I would
prefer to think of it) the One True Fedora Way, if there are good reasons to
do so and it improves things.
I'm more concerned that there will no longer be One True Fedora Way.
By which I mean that there will no longer be one way to update a Fedora
system because workstations and servers have to be managed in completely
In other words that it's no longer possible to use clusterssh to run "dnf
update" on twenty machines at once because each one is now a special
snowflake that requires it's own approach to updating things - possibly even
a mix of approaches if a developer's workstation needs "server updates" to
update postgres and apache and "workstation updates" to update gcc and
Why clusterssh when you can Ansible? But I digress.
This situation already exists, though - each of these systems are already
snowflakes if they're user-maintained:
- some apps installed via RPMs connected to Fedora repos
- some from COPRS
- some from Random RPM Downloaded From Third-Party Website
- some from npm/pip
- containers from arbitrary registries.
- curlsh stuff
- things built from source
If the only answer Fedora has for this is "convince everyone to only build
RPMs using system reo components"... that's fighting a rear-guard battle
that has already been lost. I don't think supporting Flatpak apps is
necessarily any worse than what already has to happen with all of the above.