|From:||"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa-AT-redhat.com>|
|To:||Fedora community advisory board <advisory-board-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org>|
|Subject:||Re: Proposal for the future of Fedora|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:55:38 -0400|
On 08/23/2010 03:17 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote: > On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:09, Rahul Sundaram <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> On 08/23/2010 08:41 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote: >>> >>> My apologies, that statement came out more inflammatory and damning than >>> I really intended it to be. I was merely trying to highlight that a lot >>> of people have a view of Fedora as sort of the "White Sands" of Linux. >>> They view it as where code goes until it's ready to be put into stable >>> releases. This is a public impression that we need to change. >> >> It is not very inaccurate. We are certainly early adopters of new >> technology and sometimes it is rough around the edges. We can either be >> more conservative or try and test things more vigorously. Probably a >> combination of both would help. > > It does not matter if it is not accurate or not. It is the one thing > that I get over and over from people who used some release and found > their system completely 'different' after a set of updates. "How can > you guys expect this to be the next Enterprise Linux?" Sure they each > want something new and cool on our system that no-one else has yet.. > but they really only want that not everything else. All of them have > switched to 'other' OS's because while slower they could get better > stability on what they wanted to remain stable. I think part of this may simply be a need to set expectations appropriately. There is some irony in the fact that the most common questions I get asked are "What is new in Fedora $CURRENT?" and "What is coming in Fedora $CURRENT+1", and the most common complaint I hear is "Why did you change $FOO in Fedora $CURRENT?!?". ~spot
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