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Jesse Keating jkeating at
Tue Jun 19 21:10:36 UTC 2012

On 06/19/2012 02:03 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:00:46 -0700
> Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
>> On 06/19/2012 12:16 PM, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" wrote:
>>> In any case Kevin K. probably can comment on what landed the KDE
>>> distribution on the Relengs DVD and on the release blocker in the
>>> first place.
>> Gnome and KDE were both on the release DVD/CDs since pre-Fedora.
>> They were the only desktops on the release media of note.  When we
>> created Fedora Core and then Fedora Extras, KDE remained in Core to
>> continue to be on the release media.  When we merged Core and Extras
>> KDE remained on the release DVD, partly because of historical status,
>> and partly because of general sentiment that it was the #1
>> alternative desktop to the Gnome default.  When the Release Blocking
>> Desktops set was decided, it was likely based on what was on the DVD.
> I'll add to that to note that we now have Xfce, LXDE and Sugar all on
> the DVD.
> I've considered asking about making Xfce a blocking desktop, but I have
> no idea how the LXDE and Sugar communities are with helping testing,
> etc.
> It would mean added burden on QA folks to test more stuff, and added
> burden on maintainers of those desktops to create timely fixes for any
> blocker issues that come up.
> kevin

Having a desktop be a blocking desktop also somewhat assumes you'll be 
getting QA volunteer time to run through your test cases, whereas when 
it's not blocking there isn't that assumption.  The SIG can still create 
and validate their own test and release criteria, and propose something 
as a blocker, but it's not guaranteed to be accepted.

At least that's how I see it from when I was involved in the release 

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