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Fedora Core May Be Reborn 92

Posted by Soulskill
from the what's-old-is-new dept.
darthcamaro writes "At the first ever Fedora Flock conference this past weekend, a proposal was put forward by developer Mat Miller to re-architect Fedora with a core distribution, surrounded by layers of additional functionality for desktop, server and cloud. It's a proposal that Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron is interested in too. 'How can we make Fedora be something that is modular enough to fit into all those different environments (device, desktop, server & cloud) , while still acknowledging that a one-size-fits-all approach isn't something that draws people into the project?' Bergeron said. 'People want something that is specifically for them.'"
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Fedora Core May Be Reborn

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  • Arch Linux (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mfwitten (1906728) on Tuesday August 13, 2013 @11:11PM (#44561135)

    Hasn't Arch Linux already solved this problem (for at least x86)?

    Hasn't Gentoo already solved this problem for [almost] all architectures?

  • by adosch (1397357) on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @01:00AM (#44561709)

    Man, I am so sick of this 're-birth' crap from Fedora. I liked Fedora 'core' back 7+ years ago before we had to be this uber bleeding edge -slash- agile uber aggressive build cycle that fucks everything up and obsoletes distribution usage to about 6 months.

    When it was 'just' an upstream snapshot look to what RedHat Enterprise was going to be in the future, I was totally cool with that, and it melded nicely in a lot of environments. But that spin-off has become such a damn mess now with developer heavy ideas that, in some case, go against every foundation of a traditional UNIX-like operating system design, I could really give who shits what the do now.

    Making a 'one-size-fits-all' OS is, pain and simple: a horrible idea. I don't want a damn highly integrated OS that I can use for everything. You'll never get that right, and some 'next-in-line' guy they give 5 minutes of talk time at the next conference will say the same thing.

    When you take shit, and try and re-invent it with only shit, I'm sure everyone knows the result you get.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @01:59AM (#44561927)

    Well i like GNOME 3 but the subsequent changes are way too much:

    1. no dock, preferrably configurable one (left or right)

    2. removing F3 from Nautilus

    3. changing gvfs paths every 2nd relaease

    4. moving menu options into the main title bar (like preferences in GNOME)

    I've been using Fedora since the beginning but after F19 I am no longer recommending it to anyone.

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