Ramblings and questions regarding Fedora, but stemming from gnome-software and desktop environments

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Tue Dec 30 23:31:52 UTC 2014

The Workstation PRD explicitly, more than once states developers of
all sorts are the primary target market. The special focus is for a
platform for application development.

I wonder two things:

a.) Should more developer tools be installed by default?

'dnf group list' shows the following items with "develop" in the group name:
    C Development Tools and Libraries
    D Development Tools and Libraries
    Development Tools
    RPM Development Tools
While 'dnf group list hidden' additional shows
    Development and Creative Workstation
    Development Libraries
    GNOME Software Development
    Java Development
    [skipping KDE and Xfce specific items]
    Legacy Software Development
    LibreOffice Development
    Perl Development
    X Software Development

b.) Would it be helpful, friendlier, and better emphasize the special
focus, if these group install items mentioned above were exposed in
GNOME Software with an appropriate icon? GNOME Software is already
smart enough to lump OS updates as a single line item as if it were a
metapackage, when actually it's a collection of the current system
only related packages available for updating. So there's already a
UI/UX precedent for displaying non-applications within Software.

Chris Murphy

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