On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 11:56:56AM -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
want to make a difference with this new derived distribution we need
have a target audience and optimize the experience for this audience
instead of the rather direction-less "catch-all-audiences" thing we've
been doing with Fedora so far.
The problem I see with defining _a_ target audience is that it by
nature, precludes other audiences. We have to have at least some
part of the 'catch all audiences' thing going on, or we lose a segment
of our userbase to other distros which cater to their needs.
So we need to define the target audience. And it's not
people shouldn't be all "Oh, screw you desktop guys, I'm not part of the
target audience, I'll never use this thing"; I mean, even hard core
people like yourself, davej or notting still have laptops where this is
only a single OS installed and you'll probably never need any LVM or
You've not seen my two disk RAID0 laptop ? :-) [yes, I'm serious]
FWIW, it always bothered me that we use LVM everywhere.
In hindsight I think it was a mistake.
I can see why it would make ongoing maintainence of the installer
simpler, but for a lot of cases, it's utterly needless.
As wonderful as I'm sure resizing volumes is, I've *never* used it. Ever.
Yet near every install I do uses lvm, for no damn reason at all
(other than I'm too lazy to click 'custom partitioning')