Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Oct 2006 18:22 UTC, submitted by maxx_730
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu team not only released the first release candidate for Edgy Eft (release notes), but also started pondering their next release, dubbed the 'Feisty Fawn'. "In the next cycle we'll expand on the brand new infrastructure that has landed in Edgy as well as branching out in some exciting new directions. This combination of courage and restlessness is also found in a young deer that sets out to explore a world that is new and exciting - seeing the world through eyes unprejudiced by what has gone before. In that spirit, the release will be be code named 'The Feisty Fawn'."
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some people demand too much
by vinzer on Fri 20th Oct 2006 12:48 UTC
vinzer
Member since:
2006-08-16

i don't see why some people are so riled up about being disappointed by this release. shuttlesworth made it clear early on that this release is not for everyone, that their bread-and-butter release was and still is 6.06 (dapper).

so the developers didn't play much with this release. big deal. it's not as if all of these developers are paid to work on ubuntu everyday. a lot of them work for free.

besides, four months isn't too much time to put in new stuff. programming is not as easy as people think it is. take a look at MS. people pay for their OS, and yet it took them years to create vista, with a lot of the more touted feature upgrades shelved.

seriously, i think most people demand too much for something that they freely get and didn't even contribute code to.

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Excel Hearts Choi Member since:
2006-07-08

Carefully read this letter from Shuttleworth that I linked to earlier: http://lwn.net/Articles/180562/

It is not that people demand too much, it is that he hyped this release more than it delievers. He talks about cutting and bleeding edge stuff, and you can put upstart in that group but that is about it.

True he mentions creating a new infrastructure, and and he also mentions that the developers are going to have the greatest say in what is going on. So why then did he allude to so many things that just aren't there? It is not that Ubuntu needs more press or community interest.

Now, if you look at the announcement for Fiesty, you see a lot of similarities to the Edgy statement. What I am saying is that Ubuntu had best follow through with their hype.

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