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



Colin Walters wrote:
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
Michael Schwendt wrote:

On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:32:12 -0600, Arthur wrote:

6 months is a pretty long time to wait for a major release. I
understand the rationale, but if this is going to be the new Fedora,
best announce this and let  everyone know so that they can reevaluate
if Fedora is for them. As things are, I feel that we are being _too_
conservative. Any further move to more conservatism seriously affects
Fedora's usefulness to me.
Why?
Because, like me, he chose Fedora *because* of the stream of updates, we
*want* those updates, including version upgrades. We would be using Ubuntu
or CentOS or any of the other bazillion conservative distros otherwise.

A distro with a 6-month release cycle, but conservative updates, already
exists, it's called Ubuntu, why do we need to copy it? If you want Ubuntu,
go use Ubuntu.

I don't think that's a good argument - there are quite a lot of
nontrivial differences between the two aside from the updates, such as
commitment to Free Software, multilib, different strengths in package
set, etc.  We don't need to change the world, just add an idiot filter
in bodhi =)

And the big difference: if you also need to keep RHEL and Centos boxes working, debian/Ubuntu is quite a culture shock.

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  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com


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