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Re: openSUSE KDE team (was Re: [opensuse-kde] Missing package/update in KDF)
On Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 17:51:36 Luca Beltrame wrote:
P.S.: Can we avoid terms like "fanboy"?

Or we can set offensive terms them as our official jargon to refer to our user
market segments. It will convince casual readers that we are complete
assholes and stop them adding noise to productive discussions.

I propose the following segmentation (British humour alert!):

"Cold-Dead-Hands" - Users with an instinctive hatred of anything new we do.
Doesn't consider an openSUSE version stable until the following release has
superceded it, then complains about the length of maintenance. Still
upgrades every 8 months like everyone else.

"Stable Sheep" - Installs a new release, removes PackageKit, Apper and
PulseAudio then only updates Firefox and Thunderbird and KDE:ExtraApps until
the next release.

"KDE Fanboy Version Whore" - Wants the latest upstream stable release on the
same morning the release is announced. May perform cybersex acts to get it.

"Bleeding Gits" - Anything not from master is obsolete but kdesrc-build is too
scary. Spends 4 hours a day pulling rebuilds from OBS, 4 hours a day
troubleshooting broken IM clients and browsers on IRC, 4 hours on, goes to bed and repeats the next day. is
beneath them.

Joking aside, the way to win this discussion with the maximum number of
satisfied users and hence the most potential contributors to improve things,
is to recognise that our users have different demands on us. Cold-Dead-Hands
will never be happy, the best thing to do is politely ignore their complaints.
Bleeding Gits satisfy their own needs. If we can find a way to keep the two
middle groups fed without burning ourselves out with work so we have time to
fix the odd bug and innovate to make openSUSE interesting and relevant, we're


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