On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Alexander Volovics
Profesionally I use: R, Stata (=comm), TeX(live), Gummi, LyX, Mutt,
Firefox and occasionally a Math package. I work mostly with 4/5 open
terminals and sometimes a second workspace.
As a hobby I write music using Musescore and Denemo.
Fedora with Gnome 3 fits my work and play habits perfectly.
Now it seems that "Fedora Workstation" will primarily
developers and as an afterthought 'sysadmins', 'CS-students', etc.
"Other users", the category I would fall into, only seem to be
'tolerated' and catered to 'if time and resources allow'.
At least that seems to be the tenor of this draft document.
I don't read it that way. Is there some alternative wording you could
suggest to make it seem less so?
Now many of the goals stated would indeed profit all users but might
also "overload" Fedora with structure and tools I (and others
like me) might not need or even ever use.
Yes, resource issues with the 3 product approach are clearly a big
hurdle. We're working on that across the project.
I don't give a hoot about 'software development',
administration' (other than my own system), 'the cloud',
'playing infantile 3D games', etc..
It seems to me the same goals could be accomplished by making
a "barebones", excellent quality 'base' Fedora and then having
a 'development group', a 'server group', a 'cloud group',
an 'other users group', etc.., of app packages that the user can
add to this 'base' Fedora as needed.
This is exactly what we're doing, with the extra step that we're going
to have those groups actually be the equivalent of a "spin" today. We
have a Base WG forming the "core", then Server, Cloud, and Workstation
using that to produce focused products. That doesn't preclude people
from installing other applications.
This "Fedora Workstation" approach sounds slightly
and 'unfriendly' to my 'other user' ears.
That's certainly not the intention. I hope you stay tuned and help us
by contributing ideas and testing things once the product actually
starts getting developed. I'm fairly sure it will still fit your
needs as well as the current Fedora releases do.