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Re: F10 Beta testing resaults :)



On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 12:33 AM, Peter Gordon <peter thecodergeek com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 00:05 -0500, Jerry Amundson wrote:
>> Au contraire, mon ami. [On the contrary, my friend.]
>> "Beta and pre-releases in general" (rawhide as we know it) is no more than a
>> "Add/Remove Software" (Package Manager)
>> Edit->Repositories, checkbox "development" away from my 93-year old,
>> computer illiterate, cannot setup-his-way-out-of-a-vcr-remote
>> grandfather adding complete crap packages on his desktop, you might
>> reconsider that statement.
>
> And you would grant that level of root-password-required access to such
> a person...why, exactly? :)

Heh. Good point!

>> In general, code quality in open source software currently SUCKS.
>
> We are all human. From that, errors are inherent to and unavoidable in
> anything we - as a society or as individuals - produce: including code.

I understand that, but it's the recent quantity of the lack-of-quality
that worries me.

> However, one of F/OSS's many benefits is the great number of people
> perusing and (hopefully) quickly improving upon that as time passes.

Several days of having an extra large paper weight on my desk due to
broken e1000e, ati, insert-your-driver-here...
Well, ok, I'll remain optimistic! Fortunately, I thought ahead enough
to setup multi-boot with f9 ...

jerry

-- 
There's plenty of youth in America - it's time we find the "fountain of smart".


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