just look at the horrible reputation that KDE4 got from distros including it too early as an example.
Posted Oct 12, 2011 23:39 UTC (Wed) by Baylink (guest, #755)
Perhaps it's actually usable now, but it certainly wasn't, then...
Posted Oct 13, 2011 6:48 UTC (Thu) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
Posted Oct 13, 2011 9:09 UTC (Thu) by malor (guest, #2973)
They broke the implied promise of end-user readiness, so I'd say the KDE team fully earned their loss of reputation. All they had to do was release it as 4.0 Alpha, and they'd have been mostly okay. Everyone knows code takes time to stabilize.
Likewise, I think if btrfsk is released as 0.1 alpha, and it warns you that it sucks when you run it, then even if it does eat some babies, it won't be any big deal. And it MIGHT develop faster, although as corbet says, there may not yet be enough expertise in btrfs for anyone but Chris to be very useful working on it.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 10:14 UTC (Thu) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
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