Left by Rawhide
Posted Jul 16, 2012 17:10 UTC (Mon) by louie
Parent article: Left by Rawhide
If the current form of Rawhide better suits the project's needs and leads to better releases, then changing Rawhide was the right thing for the project to do.
It only suits the project's needs well because the project, collectively, is a total failure on the QA front, so what's one more source of failure and wasted opportunity. This is not a new problem. My first publicly recorded mini-rant on the subject is from 2007, and it was already a long-standing problem at that time. As I said then:
Let me be clear- I feel that quality is one of the biggest possible advantages free software can have over proprietary software,
specifically because you can have hundreds or thousands of people
testing the latest code every day. If you're not taking advantage of
that, you're throwing away one of the biggest advantages we have over
With a useless Rawhide, Fedora continues to throw away that potential QA advantage. But that's nothing new.
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