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Re: Caring about users

On 4/12/06, Olivier Galibert <galibert pobox com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:20:55PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > We like the ones that read the archives, present an opinion, debate it, and
> > realize at the end of the day some things aren't going to go they way they
> > want them and some are.  We especially like the ones that present patches to
> > fix things they find broken.
> And when they're told it's not broken, they just have to suck it?
> I'm not defending ESR here though.  Legal issues are pretty much
> impossible to fix technically.
> > Fedora is a community project.  If the majority of the community isn't griping
> > about something, I doubt a few here and there will make a difference.
> The majority of the community does not care either way.  Which is true
> of pretty much any issue, the caring minority just changing.  If you
> feel like driving people out just because they're a minority is not a
> problem you won't have much of a majority left after a while.
> > If someone wants to sit there and bitch about things and expect someone else
> > to go fix them all the time, they can kindly move the fuck on.  Now, if they
> > want to actually contribute, that is the attitude we want.  And that is a great
> > attitude for the future of Fedora.
> I'd be happy to patch anaconda to have "everything" again.  I'm
> probably going to in practice.  I will submit the patch if you want,
> but I know it will be rejected, so what's the point?

Ok ... look at it this way. You want an Everything install that you
are going to do on 200 desktops. That sounds like a job for kickstart.
So my plan of action would be to use system-config-kickstart, create a
kickstart with the packages I wanted (all languages and %everything or
a glob) and then either kickstart the boxes from the network or create
a boot cdrom that has as its default action to run your laboratories
Fedora Core 5 install.

That way you can also add in any packages that FC5 does not ship with
or point stuff to extras etc.

Stephen J Smoogen.
CSIRT/Linux System Administrator

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