Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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What do you mean by 'this'?

Fedora updates not only consume far more bandwidth and time, but break the system far more often due to their extreme volume. The Fedora folks are trying to address the time and bandwidth issue with Presto, with results which remain to be evaluated, but have pretty much ignored the real problem of cavalierly issuing massive volumes of updates from a large number of third parties, who implement widely varying degrees of QA quality. They simply trust the third parties on their users' behalf, and call it "staying close to upstream". Breakage that trades processor for banwidth is still breakgage.

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AdamW Member since:

Please don't presume to answer for the person I was actually talking to. He was talking about package management, not update policies.

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sbergman27 Member since:

Please don't presume to answer for the person I was actually talking to.

If Jake objects he'll tell me so. In the mean time, have you any objections to addressing my concerns?

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