Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Ryan Lerch rlerch at redhat.com
Fri Nov 1 20:04:53 UTC 2013

On Fri 01 Nov 2013 14:43:37 EDT, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller (cschalle at redhat.com) said:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Attached is the draft PRD for the Workstation working group. The
>> proposal tries to be relatively high level and focus on goals and
>> principles, but I have included some concrete examples at times to try
>> to provide some clarity on how the goals and principles could play out
>> in practice.
>> I hope the community at large will take the time to read through it and
>> provide feedback so that when the working group meet next we can use
>> that feedback to start tuning in on the final form of the PRD.
>> Also in the name of openness, before I sent this here, I showed the PRD
>> draft to key stakeholders and decision makers inside Red Hat, to ensure
>> that we have the necessary support for these plans to get the kind of
>> engineering resources allocated from Red Hat we will need to pull this
>> off.
> Something that doesn't seem specified here is any sort of a design style or
> guide for how apps used in the Workstation should generally be built and
> function.  Is there intended to be that sort of standard?
> Bill

The opening sentence is great, it provides a concise statement of 

"The Fedora Workstation working group aims to create  a reliable, 
user-friendly and powerful operating system for laptops and PC 

All the plans and goals under this should have a clear defined goal of 
how it contributes back to the main statement of intent.

However, should the document also define what some of the terms in that 
statement actually mean? How do we define "reliable", "user-friendly" 
and "powerful" (and even "laptops" and "PC hardware")  in relation to 
the Fedora Workstation.


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