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Sorry, but "it changes too fast and is thus too unstable" is just a knee-jerk reaction to any kind of change, be it for the better or for the worse. It is *not* what I consider a sensible criticism.
GNOME and/or systemd
Posted Nov 2, 2012 8:01 UTC (Fri) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
So if you take a piece of software, with its features just developed to an acceptable state, then compare that software with itself after a long period of use, it should be obvious that a lot more bugs will be /known/ about after the period of use. That information alone is worth something if you want to understand the behaviour and stability of a system in the face of whatever inputs. It means if needs be you could choose to limit the input in order to avoid whatever bugs. Further, if during that period of use those bugs are fixed (and fixes strictly limited to that), then the software at the end stands a good chance of being less buggy than the software at the beginning, for the given features.
This all sounds obvious to me. In case it isn't to you, or you think it's hand-wavingly subjective, let me point that the like of RedHat objectively earn billions of $ per annum exploiting this.
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