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Re: "What is the Fedora Project?"





On Thu, 22 Oct 2009, Colin Walters wrote:

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:

sig in fedora would love to produce a linux and freesoftware desktop that is
a lot like mac osx. They seem interested in breaking track with a lot of
things that fedora - especially as a server-oriented os - uses. This
includes the packaging system, package management, dynamic vs static linking
of libraries, bundling libraries with apps. It may include good portions of
the filesystem hierarchy standard.

No, this is incorrect.  Look - no one has a stranglehold on
innovation.  Mac OS X has some nice things that we look at, yes.  But
so does Windows.  And so does Linux/Unix/Fedora/X/GNOME.

And all of these systems have various not-so-good things.  The desktop
SIG is not interested in changing all of the technical goo just to
change it.

Now, folks who are interested more specifically in servers DO care about the
pkg mgmt system, about replicable and configurable deployment, about shared
libs, about the FHS and about continuity with the last 30yrs of unix
computing.

No, the desktop SIG cares about a lot of that too largely. For
example, you may have seen me complaining about changes to the live
image only that aren't reflected in comps (which is how we expect
people to do replicated, configurable deployment).

Breaking with the FHS and having package bundles and including libraries in certain packages are 3 points I have heard specifically raised as desired goals over the last few years.

-sv


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