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Re: [opensuse-project] Coming up with a good Policy ...
  • From: Matt Gray <mjg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:06:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <4A7AAB24.3070000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Charles Kerr wrote:
On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Christian Jäger<christian.jaeger@xxxxxx>

Utter nonsense.

1) The DE is NOT a component.
2) No DE is per se better suited for default.
3) Such choices impact user experience and are thus not a battleground
for petty desktop-environment fanboyism.

I must say, there is little to no sense in discussing with someone who
regards his desktop environment of choice as superior and wants to see
this reflected by preferred treatment for this DE.

The choice of desktop is a very individual one, based on personal
preferences. There is NO 'better suited' desktop, there is no reason to
prefer any one DE, except for satisfying your desire to see KDE as 'king
of the hill',

Thank you for saying this. This has got to be the 10th time that
Lubos has gone decrying bias in the current choice. Imagine
taking this form around to 20 people:

Please choose one or more of these two, both excellent, choices:
[ ] Choice A
[ ] Choice B

Ask the people whether the form is biased towards A, B, or neither.

There is *no* bias in this kind of a choice except what some readers
map onto it themselves because of the openSUSE backstory that
new users won't know about anyway.


you are getting sidetracked by the bias issue, that is not what will
define the argument over whether a default DE is pre-selected.

that choice will be judged on whether it will be a net-benefit to
opensuse by allowing the user-base to grow faster than it would
otherwise do.
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