Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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by waffle on Wed 12th Nov 2003 22:30 UTC

"My disappointment started when I tried to upgrade Gaim 0.71 to 0.72.
So I decided to download the source of Gaim and compile it myself.
This is a simple user scenario that should have not happened, no matter whose fault really is. Now think what a newbie user coming from Windows-land would think about this whole --literally-- usability fiasco."

I don't picture most users coming from a Windows background would care that much about what version Gaim is, or attempt to update it (with RPMs for another distro at that). Talking about about dependancies and compiling threw any kind of plausibility in the arguement had out the window.

The changes between any version of Gaim are, for the most part, incremental and 0.71 alone is more than aduquate for MSN. I don't see 0.71 to 0.72 being a nessecity unless you're following a bug real closely.