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Re: Fedora 12 Features Proposed for Removal



On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 03:57:02PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Hi Spot,
> 
> >>> After requesting status updates, including direct email to the feature
> >>> > owners, the following feature pages do not have a current status or their
> >>> > ability to tested during the Alpha is unclear based on the lack of
> >>> > information provided or percentage of completion.
> >>> >
> >>> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/FedoraMoblin
> >> I'm the maintainer of this. I think its very much in a similar
> >> category to gnome/kde. The only difference is there is some packages
> >> still awaiting review, about 2 that are actually critical, but moblin
> >> 2 like gnome etc are still in there development phase so its a moving
> >> target.
> >
> > I'm concerned about FESCo's decision to drop this feature for Fedora 12.
> > The more that I think about this, the more I agree with what Peter has
> > written above. I think that Moblin support in Fedora is something that
> > is useful to a wide audience of users, and that Peter has made every
> > effort to address the concerns raised by FESCo. I do not think it is
> > necessary for a spin to be made available to consider this a noteworthy
> > feature.
> >
> > I've asked FESCo to reconsider the Moblin feature at their meeting on
> > Friday, and I hope they will reconsider their decision.
> 
> Thanks for the support.
> 
> I've since moved my plan to do a remix for F-12 instead and reconsider
> it again for F-13. The core of moblin would still be in Fedora anyway
> for people to install as they see fit and the advantage of the respin
> is that I can patch up xulrunner and hence include a working browser.
> Either way I'm just continuing on working towards it to see where I
> can get to. Its still somewhat of a moving target  as they've just
> split out one of the packages into a number of smaller ones.

I'm not sure if this would make sense from your perspective Peter, but
is it worthwhile to have a Moblin component in the comps file that
delivers some set of packages (albeit without a browser, given what
you mentioned above), and re-scope the F12 feature to that end?

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