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Re: [opensuse-project] Coming up with a good Policy ...
  • From: Matt Gray <mjg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:19:35 +0100
  • Message-id: <4A7AF487.1010802@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Who are you talking to, because i'm fairly sure i haven't said these things.

I as a KDE user recognise:
1) There is no argument for selecting KDE because it is technically better
2) That opensuse benefits from its commitment to providing equal support
to both Gnome and KDE
3) Gnome is not going to be sidelined as long as Novel is committed to
shipping it in commercial suse products
4) That have a pre-selected default DE may not provide the best outcome
for opensuse when all factors are weighed
5) That Gnome is a premier opensuse DE and thus should not be filed away
with "other" DE's

All I would argue is that if a pre-selected default DE is the right
course of action then that DE absolutely should be the most popular DE.
And if you are going to do that then providing silly fudges like
pre-selecting KDE but listing them alphabetically does nothing but
create confusion, and destroy the entire purpose of having a default DE;
i.e. to provide a streamlined install experience.

Alberto Passalacqua wrote:
So, say simply that, without trying to make comparison. Just decide on
the base of the number of users, without suggesting that choosing KDE
will have wonderful consequences automatically, or without digging out
old facts and without claiming a "right" or stating that someone is
enjoying an undue privilege. That's what is annoying, not the discussion
on a default in itself.


Il giorno gio, 06/08/2009 alle 10.51 +0100, Matt Gray ha scritto:

the decision to choose a default isn't driven by 'fairness', it is being
driven by the need to provide a better install experience for newb users.

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