|| ||Matthew Garrett <mjg59-AT-srcf.ucam.org> |
|| ||devel-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org |
|| ||Re: Fedora 18 Beta to slip by two weeks, Beta release date is now
Nov 27 |
|| ||Thu, 8 Nov 2012 05:56:31 +0000|
|| ||Article, Thread
On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 06:31:20AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > The new anaconda UI and related features are more or less entirely the
> > cause of the slip.
> This shows that those changes should not have been done, or at least not in
> this way.
It turns out that software development is hard. It's especially hard
when you have a hugely complicated system with no central management and
no real incentive for most of the skilled workers to cooperate on
sections of the project that influence each other. It's nigh-near
impossible when you have the same set of people tasked to simultaneously
stabalise an upcoming release and do the development work for the
forthcoming release. The miracle isn't that Anaconda is taking longer
than desirable. It's that it's as close to finished as it is.
> > Secure boot support is also not done yet (waiting on the signature for
> > shim to get sorted out by legal), though I don't know whether FESCo yet
> > absolutely decided that has to be in for Beta.
> And Restricted Boot support just needs to go away!
Sure, who wants new computers.
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