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Re: PROPOSAL: Core size reduction "bug day"



Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
On Sat, 2004-07-24 at 02:28 +0200, David Nielsen wrote:

As everyone probably knows a few days ago a suggestion was brought up
that we start moving none essential stuff like KDE, XFce and a lot of
the other duplication into Extras in order to reduce the size of Core.

I'm hereby proposing we hold a bug day on IRC, Saturday the 31th to
debate the possibility of such an action and which programs to move in
that is the case.

So far people have express a desire to move:
KDE


I still think that moving KDE away from core is a Bad Idea. I have
always preferred KDE over GNOME, as many other people do.

Know that there may also be benefits to moving KDE to Extras.
* Red Hat does not emphasize enigneering work on KDE. Most of the RH desktop team works mainly on GNOME.
* As a result our KDE is always not as good as it could be.
* Community members care about KDE.
* Thus community members would do a better job of providing a more polished KDE experience in Fedora.


However even entertaining this idea, we have several large challenges:
* Currently we have no way of pulling in Extras into the installer. This would probably be an absolute requirement before this could happen.
* The Extras KDE maintainer(s) would need to be at both a very high technical and trust level to make sure it does not stray on the whims of 50 less experienced people who will undoubtedly submit less than ideal changes.
* Changes to KDE must be done without compromising the Fedora/RH way of doing things. This would mean tight communication/collaboration with the RH desktop team.


Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com



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