[Fwd: Re: Get Fedora]

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Mon Oct 29 16:46:05 UTC 2007

David Nielsen wrote:
> man, 29 10 2007 kl. 09:10 -0500, skrev Mike McGrath:
>> David Nielsen wrote:
>>> While I think this is some what like blackmail, you give us the options
>>> of being biggots or opening a slippery slope - I mean we have XFce
>>> users, enlightenment users, when they decide to get their own spin, do
>>> we make those official as well. In that case where does it end.
>>> GNOME only, I'm scared of the alternative as all official spins have to
>>> undergo QA testing and we are short on staff as it is.
>> That's actually up to the QA team, and AFAIK the kde spin is blessed 
>> already and distributed by the mirrors.  This is a pure marketing 
>> decision.  Do we want it on the get fedora page or not.
> So if we market both and the QA flatly just don't have time and manpower
> to vet both, say the KDE spin has a horrible lot of problems does that
> not reflect badly on all of Fedora. In effect the choice is vetting
> everything (which we should do, sadly manpower, endless variantion and
> so on makes this practically impossible especially as the number of
> spins keep mounting) or blessing one spin then ensuring that at least
> rocks hard. Personally I feel pretty damn confident about the state of
> the GNOME spin, I've beaten it mercilessly for weeks without seeing
> major issues.

This is not marketing's concern / burden to worry about.  If they ship 
KDE to the mirrors, its a vetted official release and not a 'custom 


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