Fedora Depot/Mart? (Re: Why is there no Fedora Project Store?)

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Sun Apr 3 22:23:40 UTC 2011

> Hello Everyone? i've been reading this mail for sometime now. A Fedora
Project Store isnt a bad idea but 1st lets get certain things right
like; Fedora really needs to make software update using GUI tools much
more easier than it currently is. Yum remains the best way & remember,
coding is seen as geeky. Fedora does not do well as compared to Ubuntu
on slower networks i.e a Huwei 3G Modem so update via GUI's usually
wouldnt work. We need more developers, awareness & solid testing in this
area. A Fedora Project Store in Nigeria or every Continent wouldnt be a
bad idea! lol....thinking of it already...except it's a violation of
somesort as againts Red Hat or GPL etc

> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Fabian A. Scherschel <fab at sixgun.org>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Harish Pillay <hpillay at redhat.com>
>> wrote:
>>> * on the Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 06:16:02PM +0200, Fabian A. Scherschel
>>> was
>>> commenting:
>>> > On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Harish Pillay <hpillay at redhat.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> It is not trying to be cool or to mislabel anything. It is to clarify
>>> and encourage self-discovery for users who would otherwise be saying
>>> that "oh, this is Linux. it is difficult."
>> You are misunderstanding me: In calling it a software STORE (or some
>> derivative of it), you *are* mislabeling, if you want or not.
>> "Add/Remove Software" is very clear. It does exactly what it says. Do
>> you
>> have any case studies of users being confused by that? I can't imagine
>> *anybody* who wouldn't be clear about what that label means, to be
>> honest...
> Why not suggest to the Design and Desktop teams that they put a link
> to PackageKit in the new GNOME3 dash by default, with the name "Get
> More Software"? People looking to *remove* software likely already
> know what the Add/Remove Software tool is for and where to find it.
> People who don't know where to find ways to add software would find
> that icon easily in the dash and understand a name like that.
> There may be specific usability reasons or motivations for why such an
> icon isn't good or useful. I'm not aware of them but that doesn't mean
> they don't exist. But that seems like it would help get further toward
> what Harish is talking about, without obscuring or possibly confusing
> the nature of our free software community.
> Paul
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