Disappointed: My feature was removed without notifying me

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 20:47:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 08:09:12PM +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
>Bill, I _do_ understand that my feature has been dropped because it
>is/was not testable and it breaks the string freeze, but I can not
>accept the way _how_ this decision was made. Let me quote the complete
>discussion about LXDE:
>> bpepple: Feature: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/LXDE
>> nirik: for lxde, sadly 2 packages are still in review... so I think it needs to go to 11 (ha ha).
>> dgilmore: so not testable
>> bpepple: nirik: do we know what's holding up those 2 reviews?
>> nirik: unless those packages aren't critical for testing, but I think they are.
>> nirik: bpepple: I glanced at them and there was a lot of discussion about what should be a subpackage, etc.
>> wwoods: none of the LXDE packages are even built, AFAICT
>> nirik: wwoods: some are, but thats because they were already in... like openbox is the windowmanager.
>> notting: well, if they try and add the comps group now, they'll be breaking the string freeze
>> nirik: yeah, so I think this should move back to next release... if they get it sooner great, we can trumpet it in 11
>> bpepple: nirik: +1
>> notting: +1
>> bpepple: anyone disagree with pushing LXDE, otherwise we can move on.
>Obviously the only one who was at least a little informed is nirik, he's
>also the only one who apologized for "the lack of communication" in a
>conversation we had yesterday. But nirik is wrong too: Those LXDE
>packages that are already in Fedora are not there because they have been
>forever but because they were part of my feature (lxtask, lxterminal,
>lxlauncher, ...).
>So the decision was made under the assumption that _none_ of the LXDE
>packages has ever passed a review. How can somebody who has read the
>feature page claim that? Why did nobody answer him back?

The decision was made under the _fact_ that the Feature lacked packages
that had not passed review.  If they aren't all there, it can't be tested
by Beta.  It's really that simple.


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