F23 changes and the workstation

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jun 12 16:31:15 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 09:44:48AM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I think we should take a look at other changes that are in the queue
> for F23 with an eye towards unexpected surprises like that.

In the last two releases, watching changes and the communications
around them, I think we often have this kind of failure of
expectations. We (Fedora in general) need to continue to work on that.
Often, change-filers expect that by having their change accepted, it's
now on everyone else. And conversely, often other groups feel like
the change owners should have covered everything. That ends up being
more adversarial than it should be.

I think it's good to think of the filed Changes as a communications
vehicles but not the complete communication itself. The change owners
*should* be more active about starting discussions with affected
groups, but aren't always experts on what those effects might actually
be, so it's important for others to do exactly as you say — make sure
to keep an eye on changes as they're filed.

I think this is a good general responsibility for the WG FESCo liasons —
watch the changes as they come in and make sure the rest of the WG is
aware. Of course, that doesn't mean that others can't watch too.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader

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