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[opensuse-project] Re: openFATE feature 306967, KDE default
  • From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 16:30:52 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <h5hkrr$5jh$5@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:11:57 -0600, Joe Harmon wrote:

But haven't we seen enough disagreement on this issue to know that a
move to anything other than the current default behavior will have a
dramatic affect on the openSUSE community?

Well, I think there's room for compromise, which is what the proposal I
put forth a few days ago was an attempt at. The compromise being that
since the selection on that screen doesn't really affect a lot of users'
choice, go ahead and make the default KDE as long as there's a clear
understanding that GNOME is presented as an obvious option (to borrow
Matt's phrasing).

As long as the KDE camp is willing to concede that GNOME is and should be
presented as an obvious choice, the GNOME camp should be willing to
conceded that KDE is the preferred choice by most members of the
community and is reasonable to list as a default choice.

That option provides (I feel) sufficient balance and both sides come away
with something, and both sides have to give up something. That seems a
good way to compromise. It's arguable whether the gains/losses are 100%
equal, but in compromise, not everything is necessarily 100% equal.

Jim Henderson
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