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

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
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

> the
> 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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