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Re: long term support release



On Jan 27, 2008 11:15 PM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:

> > > > In my experience, they end getting fixed by moving forward.
> >
> > > A bug is only fixed if it takes place in the current release.
> >
> > Strange definition of bug fix.
> What's strange about this? In real-life manufacturers will be sued for
> "not fixing bugs in a current release" - Avoiding such situations is
> called "customer care".
>
> Customer: "Garage, when I turn on my car's head lights, the heating
> starts running at full power."
> Garage  : "We reported it upstream to the car's manufacturer. You might
> try the next model available at your local dealer next year. Until then,
> open the windows."
>

I think most of us have misparsed your original comment to be:

Customer: "Garage, when I turn on my car's head lights, the heating
starts running at full power."

Garage  : "You need to get the latest car. Otherwise we can't fix it."

However, Linux is not cars. Each distro has its strengths and
weaknesses. You seem to only see the weaknesses which has me
questioning what you are trying to accomplish.

Fedora is meant to showcase the latest applications so that various
development groups in the world can show that their latest
applications off. It is not meant to be a perfectly engineered distro
with 7 9's of perfection that only a watchmaker could say "I could do
better". Heck its not even meant to be a 3 9's because enough kernel
security issues come out that you could miss that target.



-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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