comps changes for f15

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Jan 14 19:48:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-13 at 12:33 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2011-01-13 at 11:54 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> >
>> >> It didn't happen back then. I think we can get back to 700M with some
>> >> discipline.
>> >
>> > one of the common themes of the F14 review cycle was ridiculing the lack
>> > of an office suite on the desktop image, particularly given the presence
>> > of 'useless' things like planner (I'm paraphrasing from the reviews, not
>> > giving my own personal opinion). I know we have good arguments against
>> > including an office suite, and I suspect planner is just in there as a
>> > hangover from when we tried to include GNOME Office, but there does seem
>> > to be a consistent impression in reviews that the current package choice
>> > seems bizarre.
>> It's all a workaround for the fact that we don't have an application
>> installer...
> We could have had a half-a-dozen app installers if we weren't off
> reinventing the wheel every time.

That's not the problem ... every time someone tries it ends up in
endless discussions which in the end result into keeping the status

> Seriously, if having app selection is so important then use the tools we
> have. Implementing a simple 'install an office suite' button is utterly
> trivial and completely available right now.

A "'install an office suite" button isn't an application installer but
well a random button ...

> The perfect is the enemy of the good.

We could also just let the people who wants to do the work just do it
instead of trying to stop them.

(Sorry for ranting but the application installation story just sucks imo).

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