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Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] Re: slashdot



Should we take this discussion to a "more technical" list?

> Ya I really am saddened that no other distros have taken advantage of
> YaST being open source. Everyone keeps wasting resources and
> rebuilding when YaST is a good alternative and includes an ncurses gui
> too. I really like YaST and is probably the reason I keep having a
> hard time deciding between Fedora and openSUSE and keeping both of
> them on my HD. Porting YaST should be way simpler for Fedora as it is
> already RPM based. So many modules are there that rebuilding something
> else just seems like a waste of time.
> 
> On 8/30/06, Nicola Losito <n losito yahoo it> wrote:
> >
> >
> >  So here i am again.
> > I've let settle down a little dust in the discussion with Raul.
> >
> > From a Marketing point (yes, techicians ALL hates marketing) point how
> > can/want we "force" the developers to appeal more customers ?
> > And i do not mean professional ones which uses XEN or SElinux in a
> > "conscious" way, but everyday people. I mean the point & click
inclined to.
> > I might say to look on how Novell has worked on the desktop
experience of
> > SLED starting from the openSUSE, there are some yards of difference
between
> > the two projects.
> >
> > From my point of view we can welcome more people:
> >
> > - talking till come blue in the face of Fedora, of what's going on
and why
> > (possibily);
> >
> > - continuing this road of "disclosure" i am enjoying since Max has come
> > "the" chief :-P
> >
> > - simplyfing the package management & retrieval (again to give a
slight idea
> > i would *love* a hugest as possible fedora-extra repo, an external
> > FC-compatible non-US repository for packages that are allowed almoust
> > everywhere but not in the USA and a "Penguin Liberation Front" style
repo);
> >
> > - answering in a clear and motivated way to people approaching ....
being
> > told "your vision is wrong or different" is useless. We have to
suppose that
> > people who subscribes here or another no help-desk list has read and
> > understood our "policies" and still has a different take on them.
Things are
> > always perfectible (hope it's the right word) and welcoming new
ideas is not
> > always bad. On the contrary to stick obsessively with self made
rules would
> > end in a closed environment, and we - i suppose - are for the Open.
> >
> > - try to develop more friendly and unified "control center" .... now for
> > Fedora (and also Debian) i see a tendency to put this effort on Gnome or
> > KDE. I like the Mandriva Control Center and YaST approach, and since
someone
> > told me YaST is smart enough to leave untouched hand-modified files and
> > since it has become GPL'd i would like other distro approach and make it
> > better than it is (as it's being done with Smart Package management).
> >
> > So, lunch is coming my way .... i'll stop bothering this list !
> > Thanks for reading ++ i do hope to have been "understandable"
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Nicola   .:kOoLiNuS:.   Losito
> > http://koolinus.wordpress.com


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