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Re: Ready for new RPM version?



On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 21:02 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 14:32 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 
> > Email breaking is rather unlikely. I don't think there's many people
> > left who keep all their actual email in a single client and cross their
> > fingers that it won't break.
> 
> Wrong. I use evolution, a lot. I recently had to setup pine as a backup
> b/c evo was completely broken for a good portion of the run up to f10.

So, you worked around the issue successfully. There you go. :)

But, why was Evo so broken? This seems odd. As I mentioned, my previous
distro packages pre-releases of GNOME and Evolution, and I run
Evolution. I certainly don't think Evolution was broken for a
significant period around August-October last year. I feel sure I
would've remembered.

Perhaps this is a case where, if there were more people running Rawhide
- like, fr'instance, whoever packages Evolution - it would've got fixed
faster...

> I'm confused.
> 
> In your first message you were saying that rawhide is worse than all
> other distro's development branches. Now you're saying rawhide isn't
> that bad at all?

Fair point. I should make that clearer.

Broadly I think Rawhide has a much worse reputation than it necessarily
deserves, but I also think it probably is *somewhat* more commonly
broken than other distros. The objection that this is because Fedora is
more bleeding-edge is probably partially valid, but I don't think it's
the whole story.

I suspect Rawhide is not as bad as many people think it is, and I
further suspect it could be even better if more people ran it. Is that
clearer? :)
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