Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation
sgallagh at redhat.com
Mon Nov 4 19:17:16 UTC 2013
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On 11/04/2013 02:15 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Stephen Gallagher
> <sgallagh at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> And, by the way, we've been supporting this kind of model with
>>> pip and gem already, so I really don't get why all the fuss
>>> when suddenly we want to do it with the desktop applications.
>> Please don't use pip and gem as "positive" examples... they have
>> a habit of conflicting with the installed system that is an
>> additional problem we may hope to solve with this.
> It's worth pointing out that they're positive examples to the
> developers using them. They want to work on their applications
> and not have to fight against the distro's versions. And those
> developers are particularly the ones being targeted with
> containerized apps. So equating the two in a positive light
> probably isn't a bad idea. Those developers care about their apps.
> They don't care about the distros. Maybe just phrase it as "this is
> like pip and gem, but without the conflict headaches."
Sorry, I phrased that poorly (and you covered what I meant to say).
I basically just meant "don't hold these up as the ideals for what
we're trying to do".
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