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Re: long term support release



On Jan 28, 2008 7:40 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
>
> 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.
>

Then think about how you are communicating. Many of your posts are
coming across as a curmudgeon, stick-in-the-mud, or mister negativity.
Improvement requires carrots  and vision more than whips.. and your
salting wounds about mistakes made 3 years ago does not make people
want to change.


-- 
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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