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Re: Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)



On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 12:10 -0700, Craig White wrote:

> Obviously, Les' opinion is not a very popular one on this list but he is
> entitled to his opinion and it doesn't make him a bad guy.
> 
> Some people on this list find it hard to disagree without being
> disagreeable...we should leave that type of behavior to politics where
> it belongs  ;-)

Exactly, very well put. I think the point I made that Fedora could work
more on stability, user friendliness is Les's point. Slowing the pace
down a bit would not be a bad thing, especially if the release could be
beta tested and de-bugged more fully for the sake of both camps of
users, the gear-heads and the people that would rather just use their
computers as a viable tool. I'm in the latter camp and make no apologies
for it. I've had to wrestle with xine at least 5 time in two years to
make it do what it did successfully, before some update broke it. 

After six months of fooling with Croquet, I found that installing the
nVidia driver from nVidia directly fixed it. I was physically ill, after
realizing just how much time and effort I spent trying to fix something
that anyone running a Mac or Winders had no libGL problem at all with.
Iwas pushing for Fedora to be adopted for an open-source project for
state governments, with 2.7 million potential incarcerated clients. So,
I backed up every bit of the project, cleanly installed FC7 and
re-installed the project. It's now f'ing broke. I look now like a GD
idiot, ...again. 

My intent was all along to do a little bit of moral-payback for the
benefits RH has bestowed on me. Yet, from what I'm reading it's screw me
and others for wanting FC to be just a bit "stable", meaning the
computer I had working yesterday will still be working tomorrow in like
fashion. It makes no sense whatsoever to expect less than the "right
thing", just as in the old days. Whatever happened to that? We'll settle
for broken? RH, I thought I knew ye. The list email address sez
<fedora-list redhat com> so it has you guys name on it. Matt, you
reading this??  

So, my moral imperative, to those depending on me to deliver the goods
on time, sane and working, is to go and look for the "right thing". I am
supremely disappointed that I haven't found it here, but by Gawd I
tried. It would have been one helluva market share but right, F me.
Thanks for ridding me of the "cognitive distortion" that I could trust
this crate to reliably fly.

<exiting stage left sobbing in search of the right distro for my needs>
Ric
     
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