Why questions don't get answered, or "No, I've already RTFM, tell me the answer!"

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Fri Dec 30 03:46:35 UTC 2005


> Oh, come one! From the website: "...combination of stable and 
> cutting-edge software..."
> Cutting-edge software is rarely robust. That's why it's called 
> "cutting edge."

That would be "bleeding edge". Its entirely possible to having cutting 
edge and robust software. Automating testing, better participation in 
rawhide, test releases and updates-testing and bug triaging to get 
feedback and fixes faster are some of the possible ways to improve it.

> I was around when rawhide was created; its nature may have changed 
> since then, but about the time of Valhalla it was a mismash of 
> packages, whatever the Red Hatters were working on, and if Jeremy had 
> recently released a new Anaconda it might even be installable, but 
> there were many complaints that it wasn't.
Rawhide is a changing beast. Things evolve.

> It was also used for unofficial fixes; this resulted in people 
> thinking packages there were official.

There shouldnt be "unofficial fixes" in it now.

> If you don't care for stability and/or want to help refine things, 
> Fedora Core 5 beta (maybe blend in some rawhide?) is for you.
There is no beta releases for Fedora. Only test releases.


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