Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 19:56:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 04.11.2013 20:43, schrieb Josh Boyer:
>> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>>> and why do different distributions exist?
>>> guess what: because they have different goals and userbases
>>> otherwise we could join all distributions in a big one with
>>> doing all but nothing good
>>> i started to *really* use Fedora at a time where Ubuntu got
>>> really popular and i took Fedora and built a ecosystem around
>>> it because Fedora is waht it is - don't taint that
>> The addition of a new piece of functionality does not immediately
>> taint or modify the core of what Fedora is.  Maybe instead of just
>> steadfastly asserting there should be no Change, you could work _with_
>> people as they try to include Change to address specific needs that
>> aren't being met.
>> Successful distros are evolutionary projects.  There is no "done" or
>> "final state" with them.  That doesn't mean they rip out the core
>> concepts and start over, but it does mean they adapt to new usecases
>> and challenges as they come up
> that's all true but you can be pretty sure if a "app-store" with
> bundeled applications exists *nobody* would package and maintain
> them as RPM -> everybody would point with his finger to the app

No because RPM packages apps *do* have benifits .. otherwise we
wouldn't have this discussion.

> if it goes in that direction, and it starts faster than anybody likes
> you do a dramatical harm to the userbase which likes the consistent
> package managment and *really used* conecpt of shared libraries

Again those are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. You can have sandboxed *and*
rpm packaged
apps at the same time.

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