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Re: What Fedora makes sucking for me - or why I am NOT Fedora



Till Maas 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?

As has been mentioned before, a totally new package has little risk. The problem comes when you push an update that breaks existing usability. Since there is no policy or mechanism to prevent that, every user is forced to create their own repo and run a test machine to have any chance of avoiding them - or just not use fedora at all.

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.

Anyone who _wants_ todays bugs from upstream can always grab their tarball and build it under /usr/local/ with the big advantage of having a way back when they find it doesn't quite work.

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.

Majority?  It only takes one broken update to wreck your machine.

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 Les Mikesell
  lesmikesell gmail com


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