On Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:56:55 -0500
Gary Scarborough <gscarborough(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry this is a bit late but I had a few thoughts on what I have
in this thread:
Is workstation being aimed at new users or developers? And is the
goal the same for Gnome? If Gnome is aiming to cater to new users,
then is it the right primary DE for fedora? There seems to be a
I don't speak for Gnome or the Workstation group, but no. I don't
either of those groups are targeting 'new users'
I have spent most of the last 15 years working for one of the
computing colleges in the country. I can guarantee you that the vast
majority of our students learned to program in a terminal. It may
not be the preferred environment once they become professionals, but
it shouldn't intimidate them by any means. So if workstation is
aimed at developers, why are we worried about them encountering the
terminal when using the OS?
I'm not personally worried about that, and I think lots of other folks
Instead of hiding the CLI from new users, why not simply give them
option of avoiding it? Instead of only showing gui apps, why not
show all with packages being tagged as either cli or gui. Then the
user can decide whether or not they want to install the package.
Well, the current state of things is that the GUI software manager
shows only GUI apps and users need to use a cli software manager to
install and manage cli apps. I'm not sure there's advantage to showing
cli apps in the GUI software manager.
A package manager that can show ALL packages should be installed by
default in Gnome on Fedora. This isn't a distro that only ships a
Yum or dnf meets this need as far as I can tell.