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Re: From release notes for FC5T3 (web)



On 3/9/06, Claude Jones <claude_jones levitjames com> wrote:
> On Thursday 09 March 2006 12:12 pm, Tony Molloy wrote:
> > That's exactly right. What would be very useful is an "Everything Install"
> > that installed everything but only the languages and locales you have
> > choosen.
> >
> > But this battle has already been lost on another list
>
> What all the anti-everything adherents refuse to comprehend is that their way
> is not the only way. I hesitate to use the term, but we're dealing with folks
> who are controlling.
>
> On another list I asked two simple questions of the anti faction:
> 1) Would it be a big deal for the coders to reinstate the "Everything install"
> button?

Rahul said a number of times that the cost was high.  When asked to
quantify what high meant, he neglected to answer.  My suspicion is
that it would be high on pride.

> 2) Was there still an objection if the button were hidden, and accompanied by
> large disclaimers?
>
> Not one of the vociferous anti-everything faction responded - this was
> reposted three times during a very long debate on the issue. My conclusion is
> that the decision had been taken, and the fact that numerous users disagreed
> with the decision was of no account. The debate was never truly a debate -
> the issue was decided without end-user input. So, I repeat, we're dealing
> with control-freaks - it's a bad sign for Fedora, in my view.

I too think that it was rpesented with a fait acomplli.

IMO this is less of a community project than they try to make out.


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