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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-06-26



I love how "the other side" keeps ignoring that we have a chicken-and-egg situation here.

We have two problems:
1. Fedora has trouble attracting KDE developers.
2. Fedora presents Gnome as "better".

Okay, it's been argued into the ground that #2 is justified by #1. The problem is, #1 is *also* justified by #2. Neither of the justifications is going to disappear until the opposing problem disappears. Refusing to do anything is just going to maintain the status-quo ("vicious cycle", and all that).

In order to break the cycle, it is necessary to have the courage to simply attack one of the problems, trusting that treating the symptom will, in such case, allow the justifications ('underlying causes", if you will) to sort themselves out.

Now... one of these can be addressed much more easily than the other. Do I really need to point out which one?

Matthew Garrett wrote:
On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 04:22:34AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Why? The natural choice for KDE users right now is either OpenSuse or Kubuntu. Why would these users choose Fedora instead?

...because Kubuntu lags quite behind Fedora in recentness (and as a result, feature) and OpenSuse is Novell-affiliated.

(And let's please leave it at "some people will avoid *suse because of Novell", without getting into whether or not they /should/.)

The alternative is to provide enough resources to be able to hire several full time KDE developers.

(If you happen to find such resources, please let me know; I'd be interested ;-).)

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