I'll say it again: Fedora Core is beta-quality at best
Posted Nov 22, 2006 10:31 UTC (Wed) by jonth
In reply to: I'll say it again: Fedora Core is beta-quality at best
Parent article: Notes from the leading edge
Well, compare and contrast with Debian unstable. I've _never_ had an apt/dpkg database get corrupted like this, even with unstable (which I've run daily on my laptop for many years). Packages occasionally break, but the system never gets in a state where you can't re-run apt to pick up fixes.
It's too easy to hide behind "it's beta software, what do you expect?" and anyway, that's not the quality level you expect with beta software. Beta software is expected to work with a few glitches. The sort of thing our editor is seeing is pre-alpha quality, and just smacks of a lack of care.
I agree with Jon - rpm/yum needs some love.
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