On 06/10/2009 04:06 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
On 06/10/2009 08:47 AM, William Jon McCann wrote:
> If I were working on a KDE desktop that is based on Fedora packages
> the first thing I would do is make sure I differentiate it from Fedora
> since Fedora is a GNOME based project - and that is not going to
GNOME is not upstream for Fedora in it's entirety. Without GNOME, there
would still be a viable Fedora Project. Where did you get the impression
Fedora is a GNOME based project?
I think he forgot to add the "desktop" word, the Fedora default desktop
is indeed based on GNOME.
> Eventually, the Fedora board will realize that today's
> spins is a failed experiment and force this change. I'd encourage
> projects based on Fedora to do this voluntarily before this occurs.
Today's conception of spins is not a failed experiment although maybe in
your opinion it doesn't meet your personal needs and/or expectations;
today's conception of spins is still in continuous development having
improved a *lot* since it's first initiation.
I like a lot the idea behind the Games spin (its games not that much)
and I would not call it a failed conception. A few weeks ago we had that
spin on a laptop (running OpenArena) at the eLiberatica conference and
people showed interest.
And even the design team has it own spin in a TODO, thinking it is a
good idea (something akin of Ubuntu Studio).
Now am I correct to understand you are suggesting that we should
differentiate more then calling a Fedora KDE spin just "Fedora KDE
Spin", such as by calling it something different, like maybe "Kedora"?
Would that not create yet another brand? Would that not move away from
Fedora and make *edora sound like *buntu, which has become how many
people now refer to the project largely subsidized by Canonical?
I think that would be brand dissolution and a bad thing.
nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro
my Fedora stuff: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/