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    Default Future Of Fedora Spins Is Questioned With Fedora.Next

    Phoronix: Future Of Fedora Spins Is Questioned With Fedora.Next

    Red Hat's Fedora Linux distribution is in the process of being revitalized and will see some major changes this year. We still won't see Fedora 21 come until at least August and there's already lots of questions over the future of Fedora under this new "Fedora.Next" shift. How Fedora's various "spins" will be handled also has yet to be determined given a new mailing list thread...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4NzA

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    I forsee Arch-based Manjaro popularity skyrocketing this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucic View Post
    I forsee Arch-based Manjaro popularity skyrocketing this year
    Why? If anything, people leaving Fedora would most likely go to openSUSE.

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    Why would they leave Fedora anyway? It's not like it'll be paid in the next version.

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    Are there any reason to use these spins (besides when using different DEs)? I would drop everything and focus on making Fedora better for end-user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brk0_0 View Post
    Are there any reason to use these spins (besides when using different DEs)? I would drop everything and focus on making Fedora better for end-user.
    Agreed, those who want different DEs can simply just select them in the Anaconda installer or add them on post-install via YUM.

    I don't know just how much Anaconda has changed since F17 till the current F20 since I still maintain an F17 box, but to my knowledge Anaconda had always provided users with at least 4 choices of DEs (Gnome 3, KDE 4, XFCE and LXDE) when using the installer DVD ISO and not the liveDVDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    Agreed, those who want different DEs can simply just select them in the Anaconda installer or add them on post-install via YUM.

    I don't know just how much Anaconda has changed since F17 till the current F20 since I still maintain an F17 box, but to my knowledge Anaconda had always provided users with at least 4 choices of DEs (Gnome 3, KDE 4, XFCE and LXDE) when using the installer DVD ISO and not the liveDVDs.
    Anaconda has changed quite a bit -- but not in that regard. I include Xfce and Gnome in my install, though anymore Cinnamon has gotten so good I don't actually much use Xfce. (Though its still good to know its there....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipe13 View Post
    Anaconda has changed quite a bit -- but not in that regard. I include Xfce and Gnome in my install, though anymore Cinnamon has gotten so good I don't actually much use Xfce. (Though its still good to know its there....)
    I usually include Gnome and KDE and a random third DE for convenience. Installing Gnome usually brings in tons of dependencies that are needed for compiling GTK software in the future (like Chrome and FF to name a few). Ditto KDE 4 for Qt software (especially VLC, which i, again, compile myself from sources for the heck of it).

    The third DE is mostly just "because I can", when i get bored or tired of using Gnome / KDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Why? If anything, people leaving Fedora would most likely go to openSUSE.
    My understanding was many people chose fedora for its recent packages/features. Th time to get exciting new features grew from weeks to months in some cases. And the updates in Linux world only get more exciting.
    open suse? AFAIK it's comparable to fedora in this regard. Hence I mentioned Manjaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calinou View Post
    Why would they leave Fedora anyway? It's not like it'll be paid in the next version.
    I have been a Red Hat /Fedora user since RH 4.2. I like Fedora and its pace, and on the whole been satisfied with its direction, except of course that I use KDE instead of the Gnome.

    But there is something incredible creepy about the entire "Fedora.next" process. It is all top down steering, with vague and unclear goals.

    I may be wrong about this, but there seems to be a underlining sub text in what is going on right now, that Gnome will be the only official, tier one supported desktop, with other DE's hidden way and dropped to "barely tolerated" support.

    So if the Fedora.next project effectively is going to nerf KDE, I will be leaving.

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