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This is why I think distros such as Kubuntu are so important: it meshes together great upstream work with a solid distro core.
DEs need to build their own distros
Posted Feb 7, 2012 8:45 UTC (Tue) by Company (guest, #57006)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 8:47 UTC (Tue) by jonobacon (guest, #54449)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 9:00 UTC (Tue) by kragilkragil2 (guest, #76172)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 11:42 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 11:46 UTC (Tue) by yungchin (guest, #72949)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 14:34 UTC (Tue) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
And I would go there if I didn't prefer apt/deb so much over rpm. (Yes it's a personal irrational preference.)
Posted Feb 8, 2012 0:39 UTC (Wed) by OrangutanClyde (guest, #82794)
Posted Feb 11, 2012 12:31 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
The fact that it also offers what is probably the most solid GNOME implementation doesn't mean KDE is any worse...
Posted Feb 7, 2012 22:44 UTC (Tue) by Company (guest, #57006)
And I wanted to point out that desktops - or at least GNOME - have been looking at building their own distro. If you look at https://live.gnome.org/PortabilityMatrix and its history over time you can clearly see that the requirements for the underlying platform have been increasing.
And from my personal experience in talking with other GNOME developers, I would say that it's certainly been a desire of us GNOME community for a while now to define a platform and not to be "just" a desktop on top of some platform.
Posted Feb 9, 2012 18:37 UTC (Thu) by ndye (subscriber, #9947)
... it's certainly been a desire of us GNOME community for a while now to define a platform and not to be "just" a desktop on top of some platform.
And that desire is precisely the problem for many in the . . . audience of any $DesktopEnvironment: I want the choice to exploit my favorite $DE features on Linux, *BSD, Haiku, HURD, etc.
If I have to reinvent those features between platforms, we've chucked the code reuse value of OpenSource or FLOSS in the bonfire.
Posted Feb 7, 2012 19:35 UTC (Tue) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
With that comment in mind. I think it would behoove us all if we took a closer look at how the KDE based OS is constructed and applications delivered for the newly announced Spark device.
I'm not sure the Spark device's OS is going to be delivered like a tradition "distribution" in the Kubuntu sense. I admit I don't fully understand who is responsible for maintaining the OS image and updates for the device yet. Based on bits produced by the mer project, but I'm not sure yet who is responsible for the image QA. Clearly the app delivery system is going to be established outside of mer.
I would imagine Gnome project devs are going to look very closely at the Spark device and try to figure out a way to deliver a similar direct to consumer product for the GNOME OS concept.
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