"What is the Fedora Project?"
mairin at linuxgrrl.com
Thu Oct 15 20:52:59 UTC 2009
On 10/15/2009 04:45 PM, Seth Vidal wrote:
> I think the problem is that we'll get yelled at on the other end:
> "you're holding fedora back! What happened to latest and greatest?!"
Who would say that? We've not ever tried this, have we?
> "If people want stability they should go use rhel!"
> Like we have gotten whenever the subject of more stability has come up.
Stability is only one variable. This is why it's better to recommend a
distro based on a full use-case rather than focus on one specific
variable. Yes, RHEL is more stable. However, there's a dozen other
variables in my use case that it does not match.
Fedora release today:
stability [=====_______________] orange
latest technology [====================] green
USER: I have no idea. Help?
CentOS (my perception):
stability [=================___] green-yellow
latest technology [=======_____________] yellow
USER: system administrator or home user wanting to offer network
services or learn in order to be able to administer RHEL.
What I want:
stability [==========__________] yellow
latest technology [================____] green-yellow
USER: enthusiastic FOSS contributor looking to eat dogfood and expend
some effort to help improve the dogfood flavor
I don't care about a few loud angry people. There's going to be loud
angry people no matter what we do. There's loud angry people right now.
We need to pick a direction we believe in, and go with it.
I'm not sure I can believe in Fedora as a science lab. I'd like to talk
to some people who believe in that. You said yourself and Mike aren't
advocating for it. Who is? Are we just standing in a circle beating on a
poor old scarecrow?
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