End of life for FC1?
Doncho N. Gunchev
mr700 at globalnet.bg
Thu Jun 10 08:04:56 UTC 2004
On Wednesday 09 June 2004 17:44, Sean Estabrooks wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 10:30:24 -0400 (EDT)
> dante at virtualblueness.net wrote:
> > As it stands, I can't afford to upgrade to FC2 because of its buggy
> > nature. This in turn means that my students will not use and therefore
> > not test FC2, which deminishes the FC community. I may have to switch to
> > some other distro for our linux lab.
> What good is it trying to attract "testers" who refuse to work with things
> that aren't perfect? We need people who are interested in helping
> resolve problems. Not people who are so afraid of bugs that they
> are incapable of helping. FC2 is working very well for many people.
> And many other people are helping resolve the issues that do exist.
I can't use FC2 on my personal PC now, not until the 3c509C support
is fixed and nVidia releases drivers or I buy ATI..., but I still do
some tests. I've installed FC2 as second OS and I can always (after
some /etc/fstab tweaks) chroot to it, update and test almost everything
else but the kernel. As far as I've tested, FC2 packages do rebuild well
with FC1 and work (I needed quota, nfs-utils and something else in order
to get NFS with fixed port numbers). I can't say FC2 is more or less
stable than FC1 - there are situations where FC2 works much much better,
but there are problems too...
Hope this helps someone... and the idea is not too bad.
Doncho N. Gunchev Registered Linux User #291323 at counter.li.org
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