On 12/08/2012 05:31 PM, Michael Scherer wrote:
Le samedi 08 décembre 2012 à 05:12 -0800, Dan Mashal a écrit :
In fact, I never heard anyone complaining about "kde is
dying" while the
numbers are much more worrisome :
Maybe that's caused by some cleaning of their svn, or maybe
nokia's problem ( and the huge layoff that followed ).
I would also add that if the switch to gnome 3 made enough people leave
Which project are you referring to?
Fedora? It's thanks to Linux offering alternatives to Gnome, which
allows users to switch to a different GUI.
they would have gone to mate, and afaik, no one coding on
mate has a @gnome.org email.
Well, this doesn't surprise me at all for several
because many Gnome coders are employed for coding on Gnome, the Gnome
coders are convinced about their work and because it's the Gnome 3
dissatisfied users who are switching their GUI (user != coder).
People told "users would migrate to xfce", yet it
didn't translate into
more contributors for the project :
c.f. above. (user != coder).
> "Let's make it look like Ubuntu because Ubuntu is
popular" is another philosophy that
> I have seen and I have a problem with.
> In addition, LTS won't solve this problem. It goes against everything Fedora
So "first on feature" is a problem, but that's what Fedora stand for.
Yet, LTS would be bad because it goes against what Fedora stand for.
IMO, no. LTS can also mean to improve parallel installations (ship
An alterative to LTS could be to improve upgrades (Make them
easier/seamless) and encourage backward-compat packages.
For instance, I never understood why "last RHEL"-compatibility had never
been an objective for Fedora.
Though this certainly will not always be possible, achieving this is
likely possible for a larger number of packages.