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Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark
Posted Jan 26, 2013 3:41 UTC (Sat) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
Why do you think 'nemo' got accepted in fedora?
Becoz nautilus 3.6 took away the features, what people wanted.
This logic applies to cinnamon as well.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 4:34 UTC (Sat) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Jan 26, 2013 7:44 UTC (Sat) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
Gnome components are forked so much becoz there is an audience for older versions and people are actively using it. New versions of nautilus should have more functions on top of old features, but instead calling it as unmaintainable and removing the features is not what users want. Now instead of nautilus 3.6, people are willing to stay with nautilus 3.4 with new name 'nemo'. Within a couple of years if the gnome project continue the tradition of removing the core features and thrust some feautres that the devs think is important, I am pretty sure there will complete fork of all the components.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 7:46 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Jan 26, 2013 16:52 UTC (Sat) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
You don't seem to understand the package review process. FESCo is not involved. All it takes is one package maintainer to review and approve and it is typically upto him or her to determine packaging quality and only that. We don't typically ask the question why at all as part of the review process. Ours concern are usually limited to maintenance and sustainability. They can appeal to Fedora packaging committee to determine whether it conflicts with the packaging guidelines and in this case, there was a request to FPC and they determined that Cinnamon didn't conflict. The relevant packaging guidelines are at
There is really nothing stopping an older version of GCC from going in and Fedora does that now and then for compatibility. Fedora repositories have a lot of forked components and they are accepted on a routine basis. If a forked version of GCC gets submitted for review, it takes just one maintainer to review and approve it unless someone objects and in that case, it is upto FPC and they might escalate all the way to FESCo or even Fedora Board but such instances are very rare.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 5:44 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
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