Fedora Core 6 HUGE problem - Binary drivers.

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 18:50:02 UTC 2007

Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> That mission statement says nothing about unnecessarily breaking
>> previously working code.  That's the part that is a problem for me,
>> which is why I'd suggest that they either point out the strong
>> possibility of that happening in their statement or make it happen less
>> often.
> You do realize that almost every month now you're arguing against
> otherwise standard fedora behavior right? This is just another month,
> anther argument.

Yes, but I'm not so much arguing against fedora being a testbed and 
labeled that way as that there is a need for a distribution that uses 
RH-style administration and is suitable for desktop use (and I believe 
that requires both a stable OS and current applications).

> Fedora did not break anything else in Fedora by an incompatible
> update. A Fedora update broke something outside of Fedora.

That was last week - this week it would be all of your disk device names 
changing so everything you used to put in /etc/fstab would be wrong. 
But for the person whose device no longer works with the OS, there's not 
much practical difference in whether it was caused by breakage within 
fedora or by fedora's refusal to cooperate with anything else even at 
the level of understanding an interface to be a contract among programmers.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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