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Re: fedora release name problem

From:  Adam Williamson <>
Subject:  Re: fedora release name problem
Date:  Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:11:24 -0700
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On 18/03/13 10:22 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 05:56:28PM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 18:34 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>>> On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:56:28 +0000
>>> Sérgio Basto <> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> For the first time, Fedora release name have non-ascii and pelican
>>>> characters which
>>>> Could we consider change release name from "Schrödinger's Cat" to
>>>> "Schrodingers Cat" or other name that not have this additional
>>>> problem ?
>>> I'd rather we fix things to handle this case than paper it over by
>>> changing it.
> +1
>> I would very much like that we paper it over right now, unless you
>> propose to discover and fix every single problem it causes by tomorrow,
>> when I want us to start rolling TC images.
> If by right now you mean until we get TC out (or even until we get alpha
> out), I wouldn't be opposed to that.  These sort of bugs really are
> something that need to be fixed and this release name is a good candidate
> for doing so... but the time from alpha to beta is appropriate for fixing
> bugs so it's okay if we defer fixing them for a little while.
> -Toshio "who's been working on various iterations of a fix for this in the
> python3 package[1] for a few days" Kuratomi

Well, look, my point is that sometimes our commitment to 'fixing things 
the right way' appears to verge on bloody masochism.

You want to set up a side project to spin some images with crazy release 
names and see what breaks and fix that, then you know, go for it. But 
I'm trying to ship an operating system that works here, and leaving 
something we know is causing all kinds of problems in the problematic 
state just so we can keep finding exciting new problems to fix does not 
suffuse me with joy.

If we have to compromise on just papering it over for Alpha, I mean, 
_fine_. But seriously: sometimes papering it over is just the right 
thing to do.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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