FC2 doubtful quality?
boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca
Tue Jun 22 14:16:05 UTC 2004
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Patrick Boutilier wrote:
>>>There are many unresolved bugs,
>>>eg Xorg does not work properly on machines with ATI Rage 128 video
>>>>It was never intended as a
>>>>"plug & play" OS for the clueless and inexperienced
>>>It's amazing what idiotic excuses are made for software bugs.
>>>A bug is a bug - that's all there is to it.
>>Well then fix it. You have the source.
> Perhaps you could post a list of your XFree fixes
> so that I can see how it should be done.
I didn't say I had any.
> As it happens, I did look at the source,
> and tried to back-port the previous ATI driver.
> This didn't work because of changes in the libraries that are in use.
> I don't set myself up as an X-Windows guru.
> I registered a bug with bugzilla,
> and hope and trust it will be seen to sooner or later.
> To repeat myself - bugs are mistakes in code.
> They should be corrected, not excused.
Sure, but since nobody buys Fedora and doesn't get support from Fedora
we can't expect everything to be fixed right away, or at all. On the
other hand if you purchase another OS, or even a different Linux dist
that does come with support then you should expect bugs to be fixed
> People who excuse bugs on the grounds that Linux is free,
> or that Fedora is "experimental",
> do an enormous disservice to Linux.
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