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On 02/04/2014 10:37 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Tue, 2014-02-04 at 10:21 +0100, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On 02/01/2014 11:07 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Stephen Gallagher wrote:
>>> Right now, the vision essentially looks like:
>>> Fedora Products: This *is* Fedora. It comes in three
>> I don't like the hardcoded "three" there at all, because if KDE
>> is to ever become a full-fledged Product (which IMHO it should
>> have been from the beginning!), it will need to change (unless
>> you're dropping one of your 3 sacred spins).
> Well, I thought it was clear, since I did include the words
> "Right now", but yes: I do think that other products should be
> both permitted and planned. One thing I've been discussing as an
> option with some of the members of the KDE SIG is to promote
> Fedora Scientific, based on the present-day KDE and Scientific
> Spins, as a fourth Fedora Product.
> I think this would be valuable as it would also act as a
> prototype for what the new-product process will need to be going
This still seems kind of bizarre to me. Scientific Workstation is a
very niche spin for a particular audience which happens to use the
KDE desktop because, I dunno, the person who built the spin had to
pick *some* desktop and they liked KDE more than GNOME or
something. KDE is our most significant desktop spin after GNOME.
If we're expanding the product set, Fedora KDE seems like a
reasonable Product candidate, but smooshing it together with
Scientific Workstation seems a bit bizarre.
It's not just that, actually. It has to do with the fact that the
majority of the scientific-focused applications are built atop the QT4
and other KDE libraries, making it much better suited to operating
atop the KDE desktop environment. Certainly it *can* be run in GNOME
at the cost of additional memory usage and other resources.
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