On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:12 AM, Christian Schaller <cschalle(a)redhat.com> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Josh Boyer" <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org>
> To: "Discussions about development for the Fedora desktop"
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 1:30:52 PM
> Subject: Re: Fedora board vote and way forward
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 6:04 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 24 January 2014 10:58, drago01 <drago01(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Are we? We don't even have a schedule.
> > Sorry, I was under the impression we were shipping GNOME 3.12 in
> > Fedora 21 and following the pattern. If that's not the case,
> > apologies.
> For lack of any other plan, that might as well be the target at the
> moment. The only thing we know about schedule is that F21 will not
> ship before August.
> >> Anyway as I understand the board any such tool should not be
> >> specifically designed to find non free software but be more generic
> >> "find software we do not ship".
> > I don't understand that at all. Shouldn't a software center be
> > designed to install software, no matter what the origin? If we're
> Yes. Which is what the Board is saying. It's saying you cannot know
> where to look for, or display by default, non-free software. So no
> links or .repo files to e.g. flash-plugin. It's also saying that if a
> user explicitly searches for something, then it's possible to have the
> installer make it easier for them to get after they've made an
> informed choice. Call that informed choice a "3rd party warning
> splash screen" or something.
Well we have never done that before so I don't see any point in starting now.
Educating users as part of an integrated install is one thing, but starting to
pop up educational messages when people download software through the browser is getting
I was thinking software-center, not browser, but as you've pointed out
the difference between them in this specific instance is rather small.
The way I see it is that once we have 'outsourced' access to
3rd party software to said
3rd parties and their websites it is no longer our business what messaging comes along
with that software. It is not like we display warning messages today when you do 'yum
from 3rd party repostories.
True. And looking over the second item passed by the Board about
reducing technical barriers, I see that the "informed" part was
removed. I had forgotten that, so my apologies. It was a long