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

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Sat Feb 20 19:50:22 UTC 2010

On Sat, 20 Feb 2010, Christoph Wickert wrote:

> Am Freitag, den 19.02.2010, 14:33 -0800 schrieb Jesse Keating:
> > It was my understanding that spins were going to be a serve yourself
> > kind of thing.
> This applies to so many things in Fedora. You can do what you like, but
> don't expect any support. So Thomas' question was right: Why would
> people continue contributing to Fedora if they are just tolerated but
> not supported?
> > As stated, there is only so many resources to go around,
> > and in order to provide 9!! spin flavors, you're not going to get
> > anything out of releng other than running the command to make the image
> > show up and shoving it over to the torrent server.
> Yesterday I already said I don't want 9 other spins but only for the
> alternative desktops LXDE and Xfce. Why do I think that these spins are
> more important than the others? It's not because these are "my" spins
> but because:
>       * the selection of the desktop is something users consider before
>         they install. On the other hand I doubt they think about the
>         games or the design apps they want to have in advance. So the
>         desktop spins are fundamentally different from say the games
>         spin or FEL (which is hosted at alt.fp.o btw).

If you really want to host your spins on why don't
you just ask?  It just seems you prefer to complain about it.  Anyway,
here's the steps:

        -Mike "I don't speak for the Fedora Board" McGrath

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