how to make others understand Fedora Project?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Jul 16 15:53:52 UTC 2008

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> I saw that there is a lot of missunderstanding of fedora and it's
> goals. It saw that this has been talked about a lot in Fedora Board
> meetings. But how to go practically and explain to other fedora and
> non-fedora users this.
> As an example look at this thread I started:

This isn't just a matter of perception though that plays a big part. The 
fundamental issue here seems to be quality including making the right 
decisions initially as well as continue to be regression free as much as 
possible post release. Looking at Fedora 9, there is a cost to bringing 
in new technologies (Xorg 7.4, KDE 4 etc). KDE 4 has increasingly got 
bad press and that is going to rub off on Fedora 9 quite a bit. We 
aren't going to convert Fedora into a very conservative distribution 
suddenly but the situation can be improved.

Post-release we have had atleast one major screwup of breaking encrypted 
wireless in a kernel security update.

While we have changed the policies to adopt, every release has a few of 
these. I am hoping Red Hat focuses on getting automated tests running 
for beaker on a daily basis for all the updates we ever push out 
including for rawhide

Meanwhile there are other manual QA activities including test cases and 
bug triaging which can help quite a bit

I am trying to see if we can fix our response time to be better via


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