The goal really should be zero discovered RC bugs existing longer than a month. Yes the point of testing is to find the bugs but if people spent half the time making sure what they did last year actually worked instead of the next new shiny thing the world would be a lot better place. Any policy change that creates social pressure in that direction is a good thing.
We long since achieved a point where we can have a basic desktop or server that is feature complete enough to be useful. The problem is the eternal churn, where things keep breaking. Packages that used to work are discarded because they won't build and nobody cares enough about backward compat to make it worth the outsized effort to fix. Because if we don't follow Microsoft's lead off the Windows 8 cliff and remake everything into a tablet we won't have 'The Year of Linux on the Desktop.' Or something.
Yes progress is still worthwhile, everything that can be invented hasn't been invented. But we should be at a point where we can afford to tell people trying to push yet another rewrite of a core component that no, we aren't interested until it can actually replace the perfectly good software we have now.
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