Linux and application installing

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Tue Sep 7 13:51:01 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 09:39 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 14:17 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > On 7 September 2010 14:11, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> > > okay - I'll bite - why do we want to make it less distro-specific?
> > 
> > For the same reason as pirut and pup were replaced. Fedora is *not* a
> > big enough ecosystem to drive fully localized and feature rich user
> > experiences. Working with other distros mean we can work as one big
> > team and share the burden of translation, bug-fixes and writing new
> > common code. I certainly don't want to write software for Fedora, but
> > rather write software for Linux, and then write the small amount of
> > Fedora interface code.
> Except we don't seem to do that. Over half of all commits to PK are from
> you. The next closest committer has 6% of commits. If I exclude the
> backends and translations then PK is written almost exclusively by you.
> So all the time you spent writing a compat layer of code for OTHER
> distros gets fedora what?

It gets us translations that we would not otherwise have, and it gets us
integration in the rest of the desktop, like automatic font or codec

Do you think the world would be a better place if every distribution
wrote and maintained their own hooks for these things ?

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