Fedora and target audience
Posted Nov 19, 2009 2:02 UTC (Thu) by mattdm
Parent article: Fedora 12 lets unprivileged users install packages
Can we highlight Seth's blog entry a little more prominently? It's very useful. http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/polkit-and-package-kit-and-changing-settings/.
Honestly, I'm having a hard time getting worked up given last month's discussion on What is Fedora?. Particularly:
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.
This setting seems completely appropriate for that target.
The right answer is that we need enough people interested in producing solid Fedora Server and Fedora Workstation (as opposed to personal desktop) spins. Enough people with enough time -- I'm definitely interested, but there's no way I have the cycles right now.
Really, the only thing that has me shaking my head is PolicyKit's config file location -- /var/lib, really? At least they're not in dotfiles a la qmail....
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