Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Nov 2 17:14:15 UTC 2013

Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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?

Indeed, the document carefully eschews this question, which goes hand in 
hand with the question of WHAT desktop environment(s) the Workstation is 
supposed to include. If the goal is (and I think it should be, because 
that's what users expect) a traditional desktop with a panel (containing at 
least the standard items: menu button, task bar, system tray, digital 
clock), a menu (popping up from the menu button in the panel), and a desktop 
displaying the xdg-user-dir for DESKTOP in some place (spread over the 
entire desktop or in a widget, Plasma can do either as desired), then it is 
clear that gnome-shell does NOT qualify.

        Kevin Kofler

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