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Re: website mockups, what is fedora?



On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 02:26:41PM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-21 at 13:16 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Of course.  One must also be careful to not take the "less choice"
> > mantra too far (yes, that is possible too).  There's value judgement
> > inherent to even offer a choice.  Sometimes it is worth it, sometimes not.
> 
> > crazy-talk-thinking-out-loud rhetorical: What would it take to justify 
> > offering a spin choice, that, say, included kde?  A box of strawberries, 
> > X% userbase, a project/sig with metric Y of success, a pony, all of the 
> > above?  maybe nothing.  a board mandating it?
> 
> I don't know. I hear the folks pushing for there to be a DVD link on the
> front page are offering trained dolphins with lasers. And the folks
> pushing for there to be an x86_64 link on the front page are offering a
> a year's supply of coconuts. I guess you'll just have to compete on the
> open market.
> 
> There *IS* a spin choice for KDE on the spins page. It's rather
> prominent. It will be more so when the page is reorganized to present
> the spins in order of popularity by default. 
> 
> Are you asking me what will it take to put a KDE download link on the
> main download page for Fedora? Maybe you're focusing on the wrong thing.
> Your goal is to put you should focus more on how to make what's best for
> the users happen rather than what's best for you. 

Mo, you asked about that diagram earlier -- I had forgotten all about
the fact that I had a picture of it on my phone!  Thanks for reminding
me, I just uploaded it here:

http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/images/spins-workflow-20090807.jpg

Feel free to take a copy to wherever you need it, or diagram it more
clearly for anyone's use.

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