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Re: [Phoronix] Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 11 Performance



On 06/12/2009 12:44 PM, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> I don't have a problem getting a bad grade. I do have a general
> problem with people who publish unexpected behavior regressions but
> don't actually use the open development process to drive feedback
> directly to developers.  If we deserve a black eye over it, fine I'll
> stand up and take my punches. But the laypress can't seem to be
> bothered to actually be a part of the development processes which
> would actually drive solutions to problems..and that bothers
> me..greatly.  For some reason, once you find yourself a soapbox to
> stand on, you immune to actually reporting problems in the established
> communication channels.
> 

You may or may not have misunderstood my point. I feel that attempting to protest any aspect of the benchmark without a lot of care paid to tone will lead to accusations of "oh Fedora's just mad because they're slow." That's not true, we're happy to have people test the distro, its just what it looks like.

> This is the sort of thing I would have love them to do at the alpha
> and beta release points...open bug tickets about..and if the issue is
> unsolved by release time..then so be it..just as long as they link to
> the bug ticket and the technical discussion on the ticket when they
> punch in the eye.  I know its a pipe dream...the laypress taking a
> proactive interest in seeing problems resolved instead of just talking
> about them.
> 

I think the press gets more flack than they deserve about this, simply because "the press" is a bit of a big, monolithic term thats easy to demonize. Let's look at it on another scale: should every person who ever blogs about a bad experience with fedora file bugs? Probably, but that also doesn't happen much.

Another part of it is a dated model of how to report on software. If they were benchmarking, say, Windows vs OSX, you wouldn't expect bug reports. They're just treating us the way they'd treat any other proprietary product. Press mentality just hasn't caught up to open source.

--CJD


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