On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 08:30:51PM -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
Your last sentence ('rough edges that would dissuade a
user') could almost be read as a description of the current Fedora
Absolutely. We've done an awful job of providing a cohesive desktop
operating system that's usable by mere mortals. I've just reinstalled
Windows on my wife's laptop because Fedora had managed to sufficiently
fuck up a stable upgrade that even I couldn't get things back into a
reasonable state. Fixing that is vital for us to have any kind of user
base at all.
My expectation is that we will have to put most of the attention on
'satisfactory experience for casual home users' initially, before we
even get to adding any of the 'marketable developer features', as the
prd draft calls it.
If that was expressed in the PRD then I'd be completely happy. I'm not
suggesting that satisfying developer requirements is a bad idea, just
that describing developers as our primary focus will lead to people
assuming that Fedora isn't for them.
It has to work first, before you can add bells and whistles.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org