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Re: What Fedora makes sucking for me - or why I am NOT Fedora



On Thu, December 11, 2008 9:49 am, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-12-11 at 08:38 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> You have to decide: do you want updates or do you not want them? If you
>> don't want to wait for the next CentOS release, then obviously you need
>> the
>> update quickly, so you are in Fedora's target base. But then you can't
>> complain that you get updates too quickly! You can't have both ways.
>> (You're one of those users with contradictory requirements I mentioned
>> elsewhere in this thread.)
>
> Updates != upgrades.
>
> I think frequent updates to given package set to fix bugs is great.
> Frequent upgrades to a package set for new upstream features, behavior,
> bugs, incompatibilities is not so great.
>
> With the 6 month cycle of Fedora, and our willingness to break things
> like crazy in the rawhide world, we're still a very very fast distro and
> unique in the distro space for early adoption of software.  This all
> comes /without/ even considering what we do for updates to our releases.
> Even if our releases only got bugfixes, we're still uniquely agile to
> new software and technologies and very fast to new releases using those
> things.

I think this eloquently states exactly what some people are trying to say.
Especially the first sentence of the last paragraph I quoted.


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