On 8/26/07, Jon Nettleton <jon.nettleton@gmail.com> wrote:

I am sorry but this is really the perfect example of Fedora's problem.
The community tries to better the project and is slapped down at the
last minute because in some hidden meeting the powers that be
have decided a different roadmap. 

Have you posted your patches?  Maybe they turn out to be simple enough?

I guess when Fedora X is released we will get all the great functionality
mentioned above.  I am greatly saddened and discouraged by this
sort of response to an exciting and interesting thread.  Maybe the
future really is a CentOS like fork for the desktop, and not just a spin.

What the Desktop SIG/spin is about is to do the small tweaks to Fedora to make it a better desktop.  If we get blocked on some larger changes to the underlying OS (like this bootup sequence), the answer isn't to fork.  Let's be honest, there are a bazillion other Linux distributions out there, I think few people here have the desire to add to the pool.  Keep in mind what makes Fedora Fedora (among other things, but in this context...) is that we try to get everything upstream and we try to have a unified code base.