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Re: Development SIG -- http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Development

On 8/20/07, Andrew Overholt <overholt redhat com> wrote:
On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 12:43 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> The thing I would keep in mind is that I see these three very
> different kinds of developers that are probably fairly representative:

Yeah, I realize that we may soon end back up at Fedora Everything. 

But that doesn't mean that there's nothing to do besides just shipping a bunch of bits =)
For example, what if out of the box, in fact when you first log into the session:

* A local Apache instance is running and it's easy to configure (getting sudo by default, maybe even have a button on the desktop to open httpd config then reload it)
* Eclipse is already open to a Ruby file
* The system includes an application to easily transfer those bits to a server provider

Or maybe instead of this, you define that instead of hacking the local system, you're by default running a Fedora Xen image (with appropriate NFS/whatever setup) so that deploying your app on a server running Xen is super easy.

A totally different issue to tackle would be fixing the search-for-software problem.  Right now Fedora has a huge amount of stuff and the yum/pirut search isn't very good (search is a really hard problem).  I just searched for "Ruby on rails" and it returned python-elixr.  I can't even seem to find rails at all?  Well, maybe it's not packaged, dunno.

Maybe instead of search like I mentioned before it would be changing the comps file (that's what defines the list of groups I think) to make more sense to this audience (i.e. "Development Tools" isn't gdb/gcc/automake because that's all audience 1 stuff, not 2/3.).  And start pirut by default so after you boot the system the first time it's like "pick your poison" with respect to Java/Python/Ruby.

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