Proposed release criteria revisions

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Mar 29 07:40:07 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-29 at 04:08 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> On 03/29/2011 01:07 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 23:41 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> >
> >> Added KDE there since it can currently block the release and is
> >> presented as an alternative installation option on the DVD.
> > So, here's my thinking on this. For all desktop criteria, change the
> > wording 'desktop' or 'default desktop' to 'supported desktop(s)', and
> > make it a link to a page or section of another page which defines the
> > currently supported desktops - which are GNOME and KDE.
> >
> > thoughts?
> Great futureproof and flexible suggestion.
> I however think it would be better to skip the word "supported" and just 
> have "desktop(s)" and the wiki page. ( we can start by listing one or 
> two desktops and add more later )
> As I see it the only support you get is community support ( support 
> might indicate to some people something more than community support ) 
> and we are a community project and the support does seem to be pretty 
> even amongst the *DE and the community in general so it comes a bit odd 
> to me that not all current desktop we have would be listed there and as 
> they come and go they can be added/removed from that page.
> I would not be too surpriced in not to distant future that the dvd 
> release in it's current form will be depracted and (some) *DE start 
> releasing their own spesific larger iso images that contain both a live 
> image with all the bells and whistle they have to offer along with an 
> installer which you would just choose between at bootup as in boot into 
> live image or boot into installer or some other solution into that 
> direction.
> I give my ack on the change without the word "support" in it.

I agree 'supported' isn't quite the right word, but I think we need some
kind of adjective there. I'll try and think of something better.
Adam Williamson
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