Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Nov 5 21:29:32 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 15:23 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2013-11-01 at 14:22 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> >
> >> > - What about watching films, listening to music? I think it is a basic
> >> > requirement for students (at least for me).
> >> >
> >> > Maybe we should add a that a student should be able to play videos and
> >> > listen to music. It should be easy to install required codes
> >> > (free/nonfree/patente) if they are available in the repositories (yes, I
> >> > mean rpmfusion)
> >>
> >> This would require approval beyond the WG, as it goes against Fedora's
> >> policies.  Note, I am not saying you are incorrect, just that it's a
> >> conversation to be had elsewhere first.
> >
> > Ensuring that it's possible/easy to install plugins from third party
> > repositories when appropriate if those third party repositories are
> > defined is not, I don't believe, against any policies, or we could not
> > have the automatic codec installation mechanisms in Totem and Rhythmbox.
> > (Which, as I read it, is the kind of thing this comment was about).
> The codec search only works if you have repositories configured that
> have packages that match the Provides (as far as I understand).
> Fedora policy says that we do not promote or install such
> repositories.  This is the "don't talk about RPMFusion" rule.
> So sure, we can have software that will pull things in if the user has
> done some manual intervention.  We just cant, currently, do that thing
> for them.

Right, that's exactly what I was saying. I just think this is all the
_original poster_ was talking about, not any kind of automatic
configuration of such repositories. (Or at least, you can read it that
Adam Williamson
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