"What is the Fedora Project?"

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Thu Oct 15 16:21:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Máirín Duffy wrote:

> > On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > > Apparently we were able to achieve both the latest and stability
> > > several releases ago, though?
> On 10/15/2009 11:04 AM, Seth Vidal wrote:
> > Not really.
> >
> > I have a few explanations for this:
> Seth, I understand your argument, and I do understand visioning Fedora to be a
> proving ground for leading technology. However, I don't believe 'leading-edge'
> is mutually exclusive with 'usable.' There's a spectrum within leading-edge
> where it's too unstable to be usable v. leading edge at just the right sweet
> spot / pace that it's still functional. Couldn't we aim for the latter?

At the end of the day the newer something is, the less tested it is.  The
less tested it is, the less stable it is.

Our mission of being first is at odds with stability.  Not saying a
balance can't be met, but they aren't very cynergistic.


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