Announcing Fedora 7 Test 4 (6.93)

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed May 2 10:35:27 UTC 2007

Florian La Roche wrote:
> I think the gnome/KDE split introduced in F7 is pretty unfortunate as it
> opens up the gnome/KDE discussion again, instead of supporting the integration
> and bug-fixing part. Fedora needs to be an open platform where Open Source
> projects get reviewed, tested, integrated and moved along.

What the different spins give is the flexibility that benefits end users 
while providing integration at the repo level because of the upcoming 
merge. It also gives developers the freedom to do that that make sense 
for only one desktop environment instead of being the base common 
denominator just to be somewhat neutral.

If you are a end user who wants just use a particular desktop 
environment then more focused spins is good. More importantly the tools 
  are available in the repository which increasingly is making the 
process of creating a custom spin or derivative trivial. There is 
tremendous value in that.

Describing the spins are just a DE split is missing out the big picture. 
Folks are experimenting with a lot more than that. Look at


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