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Re: "'Wow' for anaconda" !

Thanks, Mo.  I read this article the other day and was surprised.  Nice to
see the team's hard work recognized.

Great job, everyone!

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 01:29:21PM -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> You did a fantastic job, everybody! Remember this article when you read
> the next bug report :)
> ===
> "Fedora 18 revisited: Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM, and a 'wow' for anaconda" by
> J.A. Watson on ZDNet
> http://www.zdnet.com/more-on-fedora-18_p4-7000009990/#photo
> "I've been rather blunt in my comments and criticism of anaconda, both
> here in my own blog and in comments I've posted elsewhere. But on
> reflection, I think it's important to remember that writing a program
> like anaconda is a huge task: it's extremely complex and absolutely full
> of variations, different paths to the final goal (installing Linux),
> tons of minute details, every one of which has got to be exactly right.
> And the complexity is increasing, not decreasing. Get anything wrong,
> often even in the smallest detail, and you end up with a failed install
> — or even worse, with an unbootable or even wiped disk or an otherwise
> unusable system. I have never worked on or contributed to anaconda
> (other than flippant criticism), but from having been on other such
> projects I can tell you that you seldom hear about how well you have
> done, but you always hear (generally at high volume) when something goes
> wrong.
> "So I want to say right here and now, loud and clear, WOW. What a good
> job. For this to be the first release of a complete redesign and rewrite
> of anaconda, and for it to be this solid, is extremely impressive. Those
> of us who know Fedora will know that this is not the 'last' version, it
> isn't 'cast in concrete', it's going to continue to develop and improve,
> and future releases will be even better. But this first release works,
> and works quite well."
> ~m
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David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com>
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