Fedora 20 (yes, F20).

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Thu Sep 9 19:07:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 18:24 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:

> Think for a minute or two. What do *you* think Fedora should focus on
> for F15 and F16? How about F17? F18? F19...or... F20? What should F20
> look like, how should it be, who uses it.... at least, for us to have
> succeeded towards achieving our mission as a project?

I want the following:

1). Installing and upgrading the system can be taken for granted to
work, every single time. My girlfriend (who is the kind of person who
would go to SXSW, as referenced in your blog post) can use Fedora
without random stuff breaking often after she logs in and upgrades.

2). No more re-inventing the wheel. The core system services are finally
deemed "good enough" and enough wisdom has grown to show the relative
lack of fun in re-inventing something just to make it 10% better. The
needs of the system are fully determined by user-driven requests.

3). Everything that has changed in Fedora up to F-20 is fully
standardized through the Linux Foundation, LSB, or other effort. There
are not ten different init daemons but just one or two used commonly on
all Linux systems. Everything is well understood and documented widely
in many books that need not be totally distribution specific.

4). F-20 as a release specifically focuses only on Quality, ignoring
everything else. There are no new features allowed whatsoever.

That's the beginning of my perfect little F-20 daydream.


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