"What is the Fedora Project?"

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 18:42:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:29:36AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> inode0 (inode0 at gmail.com) said:
>> > But I've been running Fedora as my primary desktop from F7 on and it
>> > has been plenty stable for me to do my work. So I think Jeff is right,
>> > it would be really nice to know more about the work they are doing
>> > that exposes this "instability."
>> So, I have a user I support that has been running Fedora as a desktop
>> for many years now. I went for a couple of years without hearing any
>> complaints aside from an OO.o bug. However, on upgrading to F-11 (from
>> F-9), I hear about:
>> - graphics artifacts on unblanking the display
>> - constant wireless dropouts
>> - odd behaviors in firefox
>> This may be constrained to F-11 being not one of our better releases,
>> but it's still not good if it's a trend.
> Which is exactly why I feel that we would be better served making a
> better division between Rawhide and the stable releases.  Spot's
> proposal about update discipline seems like a pretty good start to me.

I wondered why the new KDE release was actually pushed to F-11 as
opposed to leaving the stable release train and having it in F-12. I
didn't overly bother about it as I don't use KDE but I thought it was
a bit strange pushing a new major desktop release to a stable release.


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