Fedora 12 Features Proposed for Removal

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 19:33:47 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 11:41:20AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 11:14 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 10:37 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> > I think the correct question here is why has a perfectly routine version
>> > bump for components included in Fedora been submitted as a 'feature'? If
>> > GNOME 2.28 is a feature, isn't KDE 4.3 a feature (oh, I see it is too,
>> > lovely...), kernel 2.6.31 a feature...every new version of everything in
>> > the distro a feature? What benefit does applying the feature process to
>> > a routine update like this bring, to offset its clear inconsistency?
>> "routine version bump" may actually introduce new and exciting features,
>> and may need coordination across a wide range of users and testers.
>> Ergo, Fedora Feature.
>Again, that applies to _everything in the distro_. I don't think 'it's a
>new version' can be a feature. If we identify something particular
>within the GNOME or KDE package set which is a significant enough change
>to qualify as a Fedora feature, fine, submit it as such. But just
>declaring the entire version upgrade to be a feature seems a bit weird
>to me.

Features are about publicity.  There is value in saying "Fedora NN comes with
Frobit 3.14!", if Frobit is a rather popular package.  Doubly so if Fedora NN
is the first distro to ship it.


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