Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 5 23:49:43 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 16:32 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> > 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".
> I would actually like to go a little further, and make it easy to enable
> 'clean' third-party repositories. If we imagine a future where e.g.
> valve is hosting a repository with their steam client, or say, the
> chromium web browser is available from the a fedora people page, I would
> really like it if searching for 'steam' or 'chromium' in gnome-software
> would bring up a text that said something like: The software you are
> looking for is available from a third-party repository. Do you want to
> enable it ?

That was how I understood the original proposal.  And that's the
conversation that needs to happen at a higher level outside of the WG
before it can really be a reality.


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