"What is the Fedora Project?"

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Thu Oct 15 20:25:04 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Rex Dieter wrote:

> On 10/15/2009 01:42 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> ...
> >>>  I hear about:
> >>> - graphics artifacts on unblanking the display
> >>> - constant wireless dropouts
> >>> - odd behaviors in firefox
> ...
> > 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.
> Not to side-step, but oh well, yeah, I'm going to in a bit.
> To answer your direct question, it's a tough call, but our (kde-sig)
> strong feeling that doing so provides the best of what we (both fedora
> and kde) have to offer, in terms of both stability (yes!) and features.
> Now for the 2-step...
> Seems to me a significant amount of the "stability" concerns involve
> low-level kernel/X (ie, hardcore crit path) type stuff, issues like
> primarily video drivers, and to a lesser extent, suspend/resume and
> wireless.  In all of these areas, Fedora currently has significant
> attention and people-power working on them, including dedicated
> developers, QA/testing, etc...  Despite that, if we're still
> (apparently?) falling short of expectations.
> Are we doomed, or can we do better somehow?

The KDE update is a perfect example for the experimental repo.  You can
still push out kde updates in updates testing, have them tested, have a
stable normal release.  but those that wanted a newer kde could have
gotten it from the experimental repo.


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