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Re: Target market?



On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 12:06 -0400, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-07-23 at 23:38 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote: 
> > On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:34:47 -0400
> > "Luis Villa" <luis tieguy org> wrote:
> > 
> > > (Of course, another option is that my desire for a polished desktop
> > > experience may be best met by someone doing a polished desktop spin of
> > > Fedora rather than by having Fedora work on desktop polish at all, and
> > > that Fedora should merely enable that and work to get fixes/polish
> > > upstream where possible.)
> > 
> > There really isn't a reason why enterprising folks couldn't make a High
> > Polish Desktop spin of Fedora, or help rel-eng to make it.  It just
> > needs somebody to drive it.  I couldn't successfully drive a Desktop
> > spin for F7, maybe somebody who understands the target better can.
> 
> That's what we try to do right now.  I am pretty much coming to the
> conclusion that "High Polish" can't really be done as an add-on.  You
> need the ability to make the whole distro change (eg, what ubuntu does
> to debian).  If we want Fedora to be a competitive desktop, we need to
> make Fedora a desktop.
> 

So if we take this out to it's next obvious conclusion: where does that
leave the upstream consumer of Fedora: RHEL? Or any server-oriented
initiative based around fedora, for that matter? 

-sv



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