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Re: long term support release



On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 07:12 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 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.

Once again: My objective is improving usability, by eliminating bugs
ASAP, once you know about them.

Fedora's bureacracy and work flow is are handicapping this by wasting
resources. This causes "current fedora" to be of "suboptimal quality"
and causes people to ask for "Fedora LTS".

Ralf



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