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Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader 24

darthcamaro (735685) writes "Barely a week after Robyn Bergeron announced her intention to step down, Red Hat today announced that Matthew Miller is now the new Fedora Project Leader. Miller is the guy that came up with the whole proposal which is now reshaping Red Hat's community Linux project. Miller has a clear view of how his leadership will work in the cat-herding world of open source: 'As the FPL, you've got the responsibility, but no actual authority to tell anyone to do things,' Miller said. 'So you have to find people that have an interest and are aligned with the direction you want to go.'"
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Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @11:18AM (#47155625)

    and systemd...

    • Hopefully he can fix the failures caused by Gnome and systemd...

      I actually don't care about systemd. I personally welcome the change. It was actually Fedora that actually implemented systemd first. The detractors...I guess your one, claim it will be a mess like Pulseaudio, I love Pulseaudio, what I hope is it gets managed better than Pulseaudio.

      Gnome is not causing failures!! It is at best a misguided attempt to Tabletify the Gnome desktop with Gnome shell(ok it is messing with the best file manager too)...and results on a 22" (lets be honest even a 15") screen are disa

      • Interesting until you slagged off Qt. Its a superior framework and for me, vastly better than the mess that is Gtk.

      • It is, indeed, sad. Gnome 2 was a perfectly usable desktop. Gnome 3 as you say looks like and acts like a "kinda" tablet interface, but it doesn't make it on tablets and truly sucks on desktops and laptops compared to G2. My own solution has been to use a release that still supports G2. It is an imperfect solution, but I work at the interface level, and the imperfections and risks are all occult or fixable with care, where nothing can "fix" G3 but snipping the entire fork and pretending that it never e

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @11:26AM (#47155727)

    Mr. Miller, forget the past couple of years. Throw out everything that's been done since Fedora 18. Go back to a stable, usable OS. Put Fedora 19, 20, and I guess 21 by now out of their misery. Get rid of Gnome 3. Get rid of the broken install program. Fedora has become a broken mess over the past few years. This is your chance to save it before it is totally kaput. Go back to what used to work and start over.

    I say this because I just tried to build a new Fedora system. Fedora 20 is a new low - not only would the OS not work, the installer would not work. I tried various things like graphics "safe mode" and all I got was a black screen. I had to get my Fedora 19 DVD to install Fedora. It's that broken.

    Mr. Miller, is that what you want Fedora to be? The OS no one uses because it's a broken mess and when people think of the name, they think of a black screen that they can't get to work, and a graphical environment that destroyed over a decade of my Linux workflows because it's so broken it can't be used?

  • If you're working for Fedora, try not to have your hat handed to you.

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