Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"

Thomas Janssen thomasj at
Fri Feb 19 16:35:11 UTC 2010

2010/2/19 Máirín Duffy <duffy at>:
> Hi Thomas,
> On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 16:40 +0100, Thomas Janssen wrote:
>> Sorry. But reading a lot of you GNOME/Desktop guys, and especially you
>> here, it comes down to (at least for me) "i'm afraid of losing my
>> default status and/or i have no idea about the other side so i will do
>> everything that the situation stays as it is". Poor.
> 1) I am not a guy.

Looks like my english is really too bad. I thought you say that "you
guys" even with girls involved.

> 3) We're talking about a difference between 20+ Fedora folks working
> full-time on GNOME vs I believe 5 or less for each of the other
> desktops. As I said, these are not transferrable resources.

Get's me a picture of how awesome our works is.
But anyways. I'm glad that i'm reading someone who decides at RH who
works on what.

>> > There's a reality here that's not being acknowledged, and it has little
>> > to do with popularity. I hope folks who work on XFCE or KDE in Fedora
>> > don't come into those projects with the expectation that the same amount
>> > of resources are dedicated to those as the desktop spin - because that's
>> > never been true, and I sure hope they've not been misled into thinking
>> > so.
>> Well, gladly there are other projects where things like that just
>> works. For example openSUSE.
>> But i would be interested in what you think what will happen with
>> Fedora if all the unwanted (it sounds exactly like that to me)
>> developers leave and Fedora is left behind with only GNOME?
>> Is that your perfect future?
> Who said any developers were unwanted?
> What a logical leap!

Not at all. All you get back here is the impression you made.
But i see.

LG Thomas

Dubium sapientiae initium

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