why do we think one size can create all?
August 31, 2010
Why is it we think that we can build a server and a desktop and a mobile platform and a computational cluster platform and EVERYTHING out of a single tree of pkgs and a single kernel? Is it not possible that easy, functional and versatile is too many things to ask for and keep everyone getting along?
I’m going to suggest something radical:
fedora server should be a complete tree branch – with its own criteria for admittance of pkgs and updates
fedora should continue as is with the focus being the desktop and targetted the user that the board defined a little while back:
We found four defining characteristics that we believe best describe the Fedora distribution's target audience: Someone who (1) is voluntarily switching to Linux, (2) is familiar with computers, but is not necessarily a hacker or developer, (3) is likely to collaborate in some fashion when something's wrong with Fedora, and (4) wants to use Fedora for general productivity, either using desktop applications or a Web browser.
Perfect, right? We can focus on the issues of a server and of cutting the edge of what servers need while the desktop-oriented folks make a great desktop (or desktops) and we don’t have to have these pitched battles over systemd and networkmanager and policykit and what not.
sounds like a winner to me.