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Re: Serious reservations about FC2 release on 5/18



On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 17:19, Confushion wrote:

[snip]

> Unless bugzilla is incorrect and
> this bug has been fixed since FC2-test3, the fedora folks are about to
> release a distribution which may negatively impact a significant portion
> of the user base in a very nasty way.

  And the sky is falling, too.  These threads are getting old.  I
seriously doubt dual boot systems are a priority for Red Hat, nor should
they be.  A dual boot system, in principle, is a transition
configuration that need not be well supported in every release.  And
even as a transition, it's not a requirement for the majority of
installations.  Keep a separate Windows box (or boxen) around handle the
Windows-only requirements.
  Not that it's a problem that I think Red Hat would not address, or
should not address.  Just that, like many lengthy threads on this list
recently, your estimation of it's importance  is quite overstated and
the difficulty in solving it (or impossibility of solving it in the
alloted time), is probably understated, too.  Especially since there
*is* a workaround (though, admittedly, a lengthy one).  It can be made
to work currently, and it can likely be fixed with an updated install
image (boot.iso) as an erratum.

> I would hope there is at least something about this issue in the release
> notes!

  Probably a good idea, but probably too late.  ISOs are spun some time
before the actual release date.  In fact, due to an apparent reneging of
the "gentleman's agreement" amount mirror operators, the ISOs are
already out there and available via bittorrent on suprnova.org (it
remains to be seen if these are genuine or some kind of bogus trojan
horse).
  Maybe an note in the release announcement is appropriate.

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-Paul Iadonisi
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