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Re: Target market?

On 7/25/07, seth vidal <skvidal linux duke edu> wrote:
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?

To be honest... I think that we have to say that this is one of the
hard decisions that we need to make, have a group cry, wear sackcloth,
and move on about. Be it desktop, server, distro-builder, or child
training system... the core mission of Fedora should be about that,
and every other market is left up to SIG's to get.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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