So that's what I had to say on the topic, and the Factory list will now probably do without me. This post is just that people have a chance to know why their bugreports will be handled the way they are.
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:50:03 +0100
From: Stefan Seyfried
Subject: Re: Decision making (Was Re: [opensuse-factory] Kmail 4.7 is not
shippable in 12.1)
On 09.11.2011 12:48, Markus Slopianka wrote:
> On Mittwoch 09 November 2011 11:45:27 Stefan Seyfried wrote:
>> We should simply revert the mistake of making KDE the default desktop.
> Live with it, vocal minority!
Well, some time ago it was said that openSUSE is a meritrocracy. Those
who do the work get to decide.
It is very easy for people to first vote "make $BROKEN_DESKTOP default"
and later complain that it does not work.
Obviously, all the people wanting to have a certain desktop as a default
need to make it work. If it doesn't, it does not deserve to be the default.
There is even FATE for that: https://features.opensuse.org/312959
Right now, people vote for not having a working desktop.
That's fine with me. Makes bugfixing much easier: either "RESOLVED -
WORKSFORME", or "Component: KDE4-Workspace", "[x] reassign to default
I doubt it improves the user experience, but hey, the users voted for
it, so who am I to complain.