Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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by Anonymous on Wed 3rd Nov 2004 01:09 UTC


* Java is redistributable but you have assume libility which is just too worrying for linux distributions to handle without a specific contract from Sun.

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You mean the Fedora Legacy that has this on the front page "It is not a supported project of Red Hat, Inc."

how nice of you to quote in part. redhat is still supportive of that effort and red hat doesnt support fedora either directly so what point are you trying to prove. fedora gets updates from redhat for around 8 months and about 1 1/2 years by fedora legacy project. so effectively getting updates just like ubuntu.

"Finally, if you haven't worked in a real industry, learn to keep your mouth closed. I don't care much what sourceforge does or whatever other random example you can pull. Sourceforge is a simple setup of a few servers that relies heavily on Apache only."

would working on a data center count?. I mean dont turn technical discussions into personal insults. sf.net relies on apache only?. come on. you should know better. how about mailing lists, bug trackers, cvs, mirroring, finanical transcations, database functionality etc?


"4 to 6 months is what they shoot for, but yes you're correct. Though can I ask why that matters?"

for outside coordination. suppose they did have a rigid schedule, I would know the time I have to propose a new package or similar things. basically time base release schedules have worked superb for gnome and there are too many nuances to deal otherwise

"What do you mean no outside packagers? "

i meant no outside guys can contribute to fedora core packaging in any meaningful way right now. redhat does everything while calling it a "community project" unlike debian where volunteers do real stuff and can make a difference. the list of scattered repositories you list in a problem unto itself. everything should be in a ONE repository with the exclusion of restricted packages for legal reasons

"if ubunto is suppose to be so stable and Fedora is a flimsy peice of junk why is this "enterprise" distro running all the same version of software as Fedora?"

versions dont really determine stability. testing and integration does. besides there a lot of distro specific patches that eventually go upstream. read the gnome 2.8.1 changelog for details