FC2 doubtful quality?

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Jun 22 14:10:19 UTC 2004

Patrick Boutilier wrote:

>> There are many unresolved bugs,
>> eg Xorg does not work properly on machines with ATI Rage 128 video
>> boards.

>>>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.

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.

People who excuse bugs on the grounds that Linux is free,
or that Fedora is "experimental",
do an enormous disservice to Linux.

Timothy Murphy  
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