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Re: grip being removed [Re: rawhide report: 20050120 changes]



On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Chris Adams wrote:

> Once upon a time, Rahul Sundaram <rahulsundaram yahoo co in> said:
> > I do.  Fedora core should only include one default
> > program for each kind of task overall. there might be
> > a few exceptions like including say nano as well as
> > vim but having 5 different browsers and calling in
> > fedora "core" doesnt make any sense at all
> 
> The #1 objective of Fedora Core is "Create a complete general-purpose
> operating system with capabilities equivalent to competing operating
> systems".  There is _nothing_ in the objectives about providing a
> minimal OS that pushes all the optional packages to Fedora Extras.
> 
> It seems that a lot is being read into the word "Core" in the
> distribution that is not meant (at least according to the Fedora
> website).
> 
> It also seems that some people want to push every package they don't
> personally use 20 times a day to Extras, despite the fact that many
> others use those packages and that there are not always good
> alternatives in the distribution.

To me the core of the argument of moving things to Extras is all about 
responsibility and flexibility to allow outsiders to fix things. 
Everything inside Core is Red Hat's responsibility and moving things to 
Extras eases much of the overhead Red Hat has in maintaining Core.

The more resources that can help out, leaves Red Hat with extra resources 
they can spend on something else. Which accelerates Fedora and RHEL and 
helps out Linux in general. You can see it as a cost-cutting operation.

BTW I'm sure everything being removed from Core will exist in Extras when 
FC4 hits the mirrors, there's no need in predicting it will not.

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