DNF Article

Ryan Lerch rlerch at redhat.com
Fri Feb 6 14:57:16 UTC 2015

On 02/05/2015 10:54 PM, Glen Rundblom wrote:
> Hello Marketing Group.
> I have an article about DNF in the pending state. Could someone take a 
> few minutes and review it to see if it's something that would be good 
> for the magazine. I also made a little PNG graphic with Gimp script-fu 
> if that would be beneficial.
> Thank you,
> -Glen
I just checked out your article, and it looks like a great concept for 
an article.

It would be good to provide a lot more detail a couple of points that 
would be nice to cover and fleshed out would be:

* a brief explanation of what YUM/DNF actually are and do on a 
conceptual level -- our audience range on the Magazine is kinda broad, 
so it would be nice to have a sentence or two on this for people that 
might not know exactly what a package manager does.

* "DNF will have a lot more features, and new ways to operate." -- it 
would be nice to list some of the changes and new features out in here 
-- as well as an explanation as to why DNF is better

* comparing the sample commands might also be good too: something like:
   "Searching for packages with DNF is basically the same as with yum. 
To Search for the repositories for a package with DNF, use the command: 
sudo dnf search nano, and dnf will return ..."

* DNF is not the default in f21, so it would also be good to explain how 
people can use it on f21 -- what package needs to be installed etc. I 
think there is also a package that makes it so DNF is run when you type 
yum, so this might be worth mentioning as well

* Not sure when DNF is going to be the default, but it might be good to 
try to find out if / when this is on the plans in Fedora for, and 
mentioning that too.


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