Remaining issues for the multi desktop DVD (was: Re: Dear Fedora board, please open your trac)
jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Jan 13 09:41:25 UTC 2011
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 07:08:17 pm Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > How does it provide a hassle at every boot? I'm confused here. What I
> > think would be a hassle is having to reboot just to try out a different
> > desktop.... with a GDM-controlled selection you could simply log out of
> > one and log back in, no reboot required.
> * With a GDM you dont get the full experience of the Spin/Desktop.
> People need to see KDM for KDE and LXDM for LXDE. Oherwise they
> don't get what they install, which would be a violation of the
> spins guidelines.
> * We don't have a way to install the different spins if everything
> is one media.
> * Even if we had the technology to do this, we would need to do QA
> all over again.
> * This QA would then not cover all test cases. One desktop test
> case for example is that the display manager works and unlocks
> the keyrings automatically (if applicable).
> * If we don't provide the original ISOs, people cannot burn CDs or
> create USB keys from the media.
I don't think it's a big issue - yes, GDM is visually a little bit plain as
we're trying to have a nice and Fedora artwork matching theme. But as I say -
it's not a big issue.
But do you know what I like on multispin DVD? It's getting Fedora back to the
roots! Show-room of the best open source software. I don't understand the line
someone is putting there because of holy desktop environment war!
So I really like idea of having multi spin as Fedora default offering - composed
of the best open source software, with users who can choose their desktop
environment (just one click in GDM/KDM/LXDM whatever) and they can use best open
source software without artifical barriers! A lot of users missed it when we were
real Fedora - just ask them :)
I'm not saying we should throw away spins - for purists - there could be Gnome,
Plasma and others still available.
Jaroslav Řezník <jreznik at redhat.com>
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