Posted Jul 16, 2012 17:00 UTC (Mon) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
Parent article: Left by Rawhide
Jon, I can certainly understand your frustration and I'm glad you held back and turned away from rantiness... and I do understand why you have decided to move on from Rawhide. I've never been brave enough to run it myself.
My question/comment though is... that it is fairly well known that a lot of original development goes on in Fedora... so it would be interesting for you to perhaps sample a few of the other major distributions to see how true that Fedora fact holds up. I'm guessing that it will indeed hold up and that most other distributions will be somewhat boring by comparison... but then again, what do I know?!?
I do occasionally download the Fedora nightly iso builds... but they seem to have hiatuses... and not being that familiar with the nitty-gritty of their release cycle, I'm guessing that is normal. Following their development releases is a good way to keep up on the development since those are made from Rawhide (I think)... and at least you know they build... and are installable... unless they aren't. That's kind of the way I've been doing some Rawhide tasting. If desired, you can still periodically sample the development builds without being committed to anything... and using a VM means you don't have to worry about breaking something you might care about.
In any event, getting a better handle on the development going on elsewhere is certainly going to be a good thing... but I do enjoy your glimpses into Fedora so I also wish some retention of that was possible. Phoronix also seems to cover the internals of Fedora development some, although mainly via mailing lists... and hey, it is easy enough for those interested to subscribe themselves, right?
Thanks for the article and all past articles regarding Rawhide. They will be missed.