3D printing in Fedora

Jiri Eischmann jeischma at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 21:22:34 UTC 2012


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Miller" <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
> To: "Jiri Eischmann" <eischmann at redhat.com>, "Development discussions related to Fedora"
> <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 10:13:20 PM
> Subject: Re: 3D printing in Fedora
> 
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 05:02:17PM -0400, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> > I think the time to discuss if a spin is needed or not hasn't come
> > yet.
> > Now, the primary goal should be to get all the tool in Fedora. When
> > that's
> > done, they should probably go for a package group to give users an
> > easy
> > way to install those tools. And then if the initiative gets a
> > traction and
> > attracts a lot of people I don't see a reason why they can't have a
> > spin.
> 
> I think it's not really a matter of "can't have". It's a matter of
> "maybe
> not the best use of energy". Take a look at the numbers for the top
> spins
> this release, over on the right column of this page:
> 
> http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
> 
> 
> I don't think this is because KDE or XFCE aren't popular among Fedora
> users.
> People just don't get the via spins. And that's even more true for
> non-desktop spins.

Are those numbers correct? They seem ridiculously small even for something people don't use. Isn't it a daily count? Anyway, the desktop spins make sense at least for our multidesktop live DVDs which are very appreciated by users in my experience.

Jiri


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