A proposal for an always-releasable Debian
Posted May 13, 2013 9:49 UTC (Mon) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
We want to offer a live image with the latest code so people can test their bug against the latest development version. This is still not ready though (is a lot of effort to make this always available without requiring too much manpower to maintain it).
Posted May 13, 2013 11:30 UTC (Mon) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Totally false, it's that the "manpower" prefers to do new things instead of maintaining old versions.
Posted May 13, 2013 11:39 UTC (Mon) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Saying "totally false": Read up on the "No obligation" bit in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html to get an idea on how things work in practice.
Posted May 14, 2013 13:43 UTC (Tue) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
Posted May 14, 2013 21:14 UTC (Tue) by jmorris42 (guest, #2203)
The kernel devs are professionals. They develop software that is used in the real world in massive installations ranging from Google, supercomputing clusters and pretty much every friggin' smartphone without fruit on it. Most televisions, cable boxes, BluRay players, NAS boxes, etc. depend on that codebase working. If they screw up the people who pay them will not be happy. There would be consequences.
The GNOMEs are pretty much the opposite in every way that matters. The other desktop efforts aren't much better. Because they don't have to be. GNOME released a product that pretty much everyone and their dog hated and other than a lot of heat on Internet forums did it really make a difference to anyone's bottom line? Did it either bring about or prevent 'The Year of Linux on the Desktop!"? No.
Until there are consequences nothing will improve. And as long as it is kids playing with their pet projects there won't be consequences because there won't be enough users to matter. Do I have the answer to how to break that loop? No.
Posted May 13, 2013 13:05 UTC (Mon) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
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