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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Another six months, another release from the Ubuntu folks. The Ubuntu 7.04 release, better known as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, is another cutting-edge, but not bleeding-edge, release that shows what Linux is capable of on the desktop. I've been running it since the early betas, and have found that it's the best Ubuntu release yet." Read more at Newsforge. And another article, Vista vs. Ubuntu and its rebuttal.
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RE[2]: Lovely - BUT
by ormandj on Fri 27th Apr 2007 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Lovely - BUT"
ormandj
Member since:
2005-10-09

You'll love this. The problem wasn't in the RCs. They made a change for the final release after the last RC that caused the issue. This is the QC issue I'm getting at, last minute changes blowing up the system.

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RE[3]: Lovely - BUT
by fretinator on Fri 27th Apr 2007 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Lovely - BUT"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

You'll love this. The problem wasn't in the RCs. They made a change for the final release after the last RC that caused the issue. This is the QC issue I'm getting at, last minute changes blowing up the system.


I worked at a company that used to do this. We called it "Code and Burn". We would literally make code changes hours prior to releasing the gold CD. One time we totally killed someone's Windows NT machine. There wasn't much I could do about it. Some people have a higher tolerance for risk. I believe there should be a strict checklist for software releases. Any change to what is on the release, even comments, starts the release process again. Better to be late. There will still be bugs, but don't let it be because we short-circuited the release process.

Note: This is probably arm-chair quarterbacking at its best!

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RE[3]: Lovely - BUT
by wyth on Fri 27th Apr 2007 21:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Lovely - BUT"
wyth Member since:
2005-12-28

I wonder if the change was supposed to fix a problem from the release candidate, adn introduced this new problem.

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RE[3]: Lovely - BUT
by melkor on Sat 28th Apr 2007 09:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Lovely - BUT"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Look, they're human. They can, and do make mistakes, deal with it. Do you bother to post when Microsoft makes big f--kups like this I wonder?

Dave

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