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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
I wonder if you can play multiplayer games against each other? (I don't have any in mind, our current favourite is njam (pacman clone).
I will probably wait until Pluggable release a USB3, 1920x1080 docking station.
Fedora here I come!
Posted May 2, 2012 19:01 UTC (Wed) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
So expect to pay a fairly high price for this feature, but if you really need it go ahead.
Posted May 2, 2012 19:04 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Anybody installing it who don't want to fool around that much should
A) Wait a month or so
B) Be prepared to download about 300-400 MB of updates.
Posted May 2, 2012 21:56 UTC (Wed) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
I use Fedora in computer labs and on my personal desktops and I rarely run into problems... although a lot would depend on how many packages one has installed and commonly use... and the hardware you are running it on. I use fairly common, business class Dell desktops and laptops and almost never have hardware issues... so your mileage may vary. I've seen hardware that hates one distro and loves another and vice versa. Fedora generally just works for me.
From what I've read, Ubuntu provides about 12-16% of their own packages that are not vetted in Debian's repos.
I don't think this is worth arguing over but I think your comparison of the stability of Ubuntu vs Fedora was overstated... at least it was from my perspective. Obviously not from yours though, eh?
Posted May 3, 2012 7:08 UTC (Thu) by geuder (subscriber, #62854)
I don't think I have seen any pattern. If things are broken they are broken, bugs don't look at the release classification. (I don't know whether Ubuntu project has stricter release quality criteria for LTS, but I think the biggest limiting factor is testing and bug-fixing resources. And they don't magically grow when its LTS time every second year.)
Maybe the chance of getting a fix in the same release is slightly better if it is LTS. For non-LTS you wait half a year and there is the next release. Just a feeling, though. I have no statistics and generally the number of serious breakages is too small and/or affects only some particular hardware, so statistics might not be very useful.
Posted May 3, 2012 7:19 UTC (Thu) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
Posted May 3, 2012 7:28 UTC (Thu) by geuder (subscriber, #62854)
True for Unity. However, I don't remember any comparable case from Hardy or Lucid, so I think it's a bit early to generalize. Not sure whether they really planned such a long and rocky road for Unity when they started the project, it might well be just by accident that it happened to be "ready" for LTS.
Posted May 3, 2012 17:37 UTC (Thu) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
For as much flack as I give Canonical for having no idea how to cultivate a sustainable business model... the engineering side seems to getting better and technical project management with the resource they are alotted. There are without a doubt some very good lessons learned about how to implement agile development (and cycle back to re-optimize out bottlenecks) inside the Canonical engineering fenceline. Hopefully they spend some time talking about the recent QA process rework at some conferences in front of other project developers and try to throw some process nuggets out for people to take back and integrate into their workflows.
Posted May 21, 2012 9:13 UTC (Mon) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
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