On Thu December 11 2008, Bradley Baetz wrote: > Kevin Kofler wrote: > > Bradley Baetz wrote: > >> Can someone who wants the new versions immediately explain why they > >> don't want to wait an average of 3 months for the next fedora release? > > > > Because if you need the bugfix or the new feature now, any wait is too > > long. > > Why is waiting for a new feature for 3 months too long? Excluding > support for new hardware, if you want a bleeding edge feature run rawhide. For me it would render my Fedora involvment in many cases useless, e.g. why should I push a new package into Fedora, if I have to create my own repo anyways to use it? Also if I get upstream to include a feature I need into an application I want to use, then I want to use it asap. Otherwise I would probably not spend much time on writing a patch or convincing upstream. Also running rawhide is not an option, because it is way more broken than Fedora stable, where it seems to me the majority of updates do not break stuff. The worst annoyance/breakage in F8 I remember was to use a new gpg key for updates and glables not properly working with old glables templates. And there were also updates that I was missing, e.g. when I first started using Mercurial, it did not support symlinks. For me this is a major missing feature for a SCM, luckily it was already fixed upstream and the update was included in Fedora. Regards, Till
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