#631 F34 Change: i3 Spin
Opened 3 months ago by bcotton. Modified 16 days ago

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Metadata Update from @couchfox:
- Issue assigned to couchfox

16 days ago

Posting proposed release notes here so the i3 SIG team has visibility.

i3 Spin

Fedora Spins are versions of Fedora featuring alternative desktop environments and accompanying sets of software. Fedora 34 introduces a new Spin utilizing the i3 window manager. This is the first Fedora Spin to feature a tiling window manager instead of a traditional desktop environment.

The i3 Spin provides a better installation experience for Fedora users who prefer to use i3. Prior to this Spin, end-users who wished to use i3 on Fedora needed to install another Edition or Spin of Fedora, then install the i3 window manager and related packages separately, a process often requiring an external guide or tutorial.

The design goals of this Spin are:

  • Simple is better than complex: the Fedora i3 Spin will choose simplicity over complexity.
  • Fast is better than features: the Fedora i3 Spin will choose to be fast, lean, and quick instead of full of features.
  • There should be one - and preferably only one - obvious way to do it: the Fedora i3 Spin will choose to maintain a single obvious way to do basic computing tasks.
  • Now is better than never: the Fedora i3 Spin will choose to try out and experiment with new ideas.

Download and try the i3 Spin at the Fedora Spins site.

Learn more about the design and development of the Spin at the Fedora i3 Special Interest Group (S.I.G.) site.

It looks good to me! Thanks for working on this

Great - I will raise a pull request.

PR#672 has been raised.

Note: I have incorporated this change into Desktop_index.adoc, following the structure release notes for F32 & F31. I note that the F33 release notes had some sub-pages broken out in the Desktop section in a one-feature-per-page way, but that seemed inconsistent with how the other release notes were structured.
Let me know if you do want me to add this info about the i3 Spin into its own page though...

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