One of RedHat’s packagers drops a lot of important packages’ maintainership due to management chain decisions. These include:

  • gnome-bluetooth (including Settings panel and gnome-shell integration)
  • totem, totem-pl-parser, gom
  • libgnome-volume-control
  • libgudev
  • geocode-glib
  • gvfs AFC backend
  • power-profiles-daemon
  • switcheroo-control
  • iio-sensor-proxy
  • low-memory-monitor

…and “Kernel work, reviews and maintenance, including recent work on SteelSeries headset and Logitech devices kernel drivers, USB revoke for Flatpak Portal support, or core USB”.

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    11 months ago

    He is one of the key people to get all of the low level components “just work”, and a big part of why I use Fedora as my go to desktop distribution. This kind of work is a key part of providing a smooth desktop experience, sad to see RedHat stopping to support it.

  • pnutzh4x0r@lemmy.ndlug.org
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    11 months ago

    This is really disappointing and seems to underscore the feeling that RedHat/IBM is abandoning (or pulling back from) the Linux desktop.

    I think the frustrating thing is that we are in a position where we are so dependent on one company to fund and bankroll so much of the ecosystem (particularly when it comes to the desktop). FOSS really needs to figure out a sustainable way of funding and support developers who work on infrastructure and background systems (ie. beyond apps or games which have high visibility).

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    11 months ago

    Ah, so IBM are in control of Red Hat.

    I think it seems the timescale to pretend you aren’t going to change anything is 2-5 years.

    Don’t expect anything from these big corps, just fork (if you really must), and move on.

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    Valve (or Collabora, or anyone else in the field really), you know what to do.