Response to "Getting Fedora Out of the If-Then Loop"
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 19 23:38:55 UTC 2010
Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 15:26 -0800 schrieb Jesse Keating:
> On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 00:12 +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 14:36 -0800 schrieb Jesse Keating:
> > > Desktop wasn't supposed to be a "spin". Desktop is a live version of
> > > part of what was on the DVD set. KDE is the same thing, a live version
> > > of some of what was on the DVD set. They are not things /different/
> > > from the DVD set, which is what the Spins are.
> > So by that definition, how are LXDE and Xfce different from KDE or
> > GNOME? The only difference is that they are not on the DVD, but they all
> > are desktop environments with a collection of applications.
> They are different because they are "spins". They are things which are
> more sig driven than project driven,
Same goes for KDE
> they are offered torrent only,
This is something I would like to see changed
> comprise packages mostly not found on the DVD / split media offering,
This is something we should change too. Xfce and LXDE will only take
another 30 MB on the DVD image.
> they do not get full/any attention, they do not get full/any marketing
> attention, they are not printed on media and handed out at events as
> "Fedora", should I go on?
No need to. It's nice to have somebody confirm my concerns.
I think we both agree that it's difficult to define what a spin is. KDE
shows us that it's difficult to draw a line.
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