Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 5 21:32:03 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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
> way).

OK.  I guess that's fine, but it seems like a non-goal to me.  I mean,
it already works that way.  All adding it to the PRD would do would
make an easy thing to check off the list as "met".


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