On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 12:06 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
A couple of things
- AFAIK there's plenty of UI package management tools besides pirut
in the FPC and that's fine. Diversity, all that stuff.
- When you say "should be fedora" [sic] do you mean "PackageKit should
not be in Fedora Package Collection or "default in mainline Fedora"?
I believe it's the latter thought I can't tell cuz
ambiguous. Please avoid doing that, thanks.
This might be a tonal issue - but you sound like a jerk when you say
things like the above. You come off as fairly arrogant and unnecessarily
sarcastic. It's off-putting.
What I meant is given the set of features PackageKit wants to have I do
not think it is a good idea and will probably be confusing if both it
and Pirut are included by default in a fedora install.
- Note that "default in mainline Fedora" doesn't preclude the desktop
spin from using PackageKit instead of Pirut.
That's correct. Though I'd hope a compelling case would be made before
complicating things in this way.
If you think about it, that's kinda of the _point_ of the
spin; to change the defaults from mainline Fedora to optimize the
experience for a narrow set of people.
Correct. Provided we don't end up sucking those things in for everyone.
- No-one says that PackageKit is ready for inclusion at all, all
people, like me, say is that it's looking promising in terms
of dealing with things that other projects, like Pirut, just choose
to regard as non-issues / ignore.
good. glad to hear that. I think PackageKit is chasing us part way down
a blind alley, but that's one of the options available to fedora. My
saying 'I think this is a blind alley' is an option available to me.