Default image target size [Was:Re: Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2012-06-18)]

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Tue Jun 19 22:55:50 UTC 2012

On 06/19/2012 10:45 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 22:33 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 06/19/2012 10:19 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>>> Basically the plan was to reach out for example to the
>>>>> Gnome/KDE/XFCE/LXDE/Sugar community's to ask for assistant to cover
>>>>> their relevant part of required testing if that was the case.
>>>>> If you think about it who are better qualified and more willing to test
>>>>> those components other then the people that are using it on daily bases...
>>> This is fine in theory, but it doesn't hold up terribly well in
>>> practice. Just about every time we roll a TC/RC, I mail the lists for
>>> each desktop - GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and Sugar - and ask for help in
>>> filling out the validation matrix. We get help fairly often for GNOME
>>> and KDE, and satellit_ usually covers Sugar, but we very rarely get
>>> anything for Xfce or LXDE.
>> Oh I'm pretty sure our solution works as well on paper as it does on the
>> field.
>> What's happening in the XFCE/LXDE community's is that the head of those
>> SIG's aren't doing a great job of mobilizing their community to increase
>> activities and participation in them which means that we ( QA  ) might
>> have to step up and be more visible in those community ( that is if they
>> cant increase more activities in them ).
> I'm not entirely sure your perception of these 'communities' is
> accurate. The LXDE list had one mail in the entirety of May, for
> instance. (It's had a staggering four so far this month).
> Xfce is substantially more active, and we might have more success in
> getting testing if we make a stronger effort there, I guess. But I am
> not sure the Fedora LXDE 'community' is strong enough that we can
> reasonably expect contributed testing on a regular basis.

I always look at the [1] and the top spins for (potential) contributing 
base and always when I look there people seem to be downloading LXDE 
more than XFCE heck I even mention that to Christoph one time and he was 
not sure if he should laugh or cry since he has put more time in 
maintaining the XFCE spin than he has with the LXDE one.

Looking at mailing list activities is not a good measurement either 
since participation there is highly depended upon discussion on that list.



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