Fedora 7

Roozbeh Pournader roozbeh at farsiweb.info
Sat Jan 6 18:29:04 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 23:17 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> I think that's because not many people know about fedora-desktop list. 
> Would you think merging it with fedora-devel list would be a good thing?

It will be a bad thing. fedora-devel already has a lot of spam for us
poor desktop-oriented guys.

Rename fedora-desktop to fedora-desktop-devel, fine, but the only way to
fix the problem you have may be making people to communicate more on the
list. And the way it currently goes, most of the discussion is going on
in upstream lists, the bugzillas (freedesktop, gnome, and redhat), and
IRC. May look bad from your side, but as the involvement in desktop
seems to need to be quite long-term, this may be necessary to some
degree. Desktop development is not a very rushy business...

An important spot that may be fixable is the packaging problem. If the
desktop team is doing more packaging and eating less cake, let us (the
extra horde?) help them in packaging and let them do the coding (lot of
that may happen gradually after the union). We can't help them with RHEL
of course, but we don't expect to.

Personally speaking, as an untouchable (with regard to RH) Iranian, I
find it rather fine the way things are working with the Fedora Desktop
team currently. I can easily contribute, things match the upstream
closely, people can be found on #fedora-desktop, etc.


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