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Re: Bleeding-edge Fedora

On Mon, 19 May 2008, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:

> On Mon, 19 May 2008, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > ". If you are a Fedora fan, but would prefer your Linux desktop to have
> > fewer experimental software packages, you might want to postpone the upgrade
> > for a month or two, or investigate one of the distributions with a policy of
> > shipping stable and well-tested software only."
> >
> > ... implies we don't test our packages. If you agree with analysis, fine but
> > I do think our choices can be explained further.
> To be perfectly honest, I *do* agree with the analysis.  I think that
> comprehensive testing, right now, is the biggest weakness we have.  Some of
> the bugs we shipped with are pretty ugly.
> My current circumstance is a great example.
> I'm writing this from an F9 USB key I burned using Luke's Windows USB tool on
> my mother-in-law's Windows computer.  Excellent!
> But I'm using it because when I upgraded to F9 and then tried to use
> hibernate, it bricked my laptop.  Bummer!
> Some of these bugs could have been found with simple test suites -- but we
> haven't managed to get that work done.  It's a real problem.

Side note about this... Does anyone know if we have a public list of what
our test matrix is?  I'd be happy to test and sign off on some things but
I don't know what we do to test.


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