criterion update: add "switch user" to Shutdown, reboot, logout

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at
Fri Jan 30 15:37:37 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:50 AM, Kamil Paral <kparal at> wrote:
> I proposed this criterion because history shows that the approach you 
> mention (let's fix it with updates) didn't really work, at least for 
> GNOME. So I'm trying something else, to make sure it gets the 
> attention I believe it deserves. (We reached the same conclusion 
> during our blocker bug review). It seems that people opinions on 
> importance of this feature vary wildly, which is unfortunate. If we 
> don't reach consensus, it can't be a criterion.

Extremely basic functionality of the desktop environment, like user 
switching, is much more important than a bug with any individual 
application. If we don't want to block on user switching, then it's 
time to take a look at the existing blocker criteria and start some 
significant trimming, since we currently block for less 
important-issues. Do we want to have more quality criteria or fewer? 
I'm of the opinion that we should have more if we want to expand the 
audience of Fedora Workstation beyond those who are currently using it. 
When deciding whether something is a blocker, I propose this question: 
"If feature X doesn't work, would a reasonable user new to Fedora 
switch back to his previous OS?" If there's a bug with GNOME 
Calculator, probably not, but if user switching doesn't work and I have 
multiple user accounts, then it's time to find a better distro.

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