Feature added by: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag)
Feature #306008, revision 1, last change by Title: Ship projects more vanilla
openSUSE-11.2: Unconfirmed Priority Requester: Important
openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed Priority Requester: Important
Requested by: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag)
Description: Upstream projects such as KDE 4 often are developed with very high care for usability, design and eye candy, staffed with high skilled specialists and/or artists. openSUSE modifications against the vanilla versions sometimes do not really improve the upstream version. Moreover, these kind of modifications often kind of rebrand the projects, for example by replacing the KDE startmenu button by an openSUSE branded one.
The openSUSE distribution as a community project should maintain the brand of the upstream projects and not hide them from the distributions users. Also patching vanilla behaviors where not technically needed or fixing problems should be handled very carefully and only happen in good dialog with upstream.