Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 15:44 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Fedora Core It's Fedora release day! The Fedora project has pushed out version 13 of its cutting-edge Linux distribution. There's a whole boatload of improvements, some of which come from the wider Free software ecosystem, but of course, there's also a lot Fedora/Red Hat-specific stuff.
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RE: I am a fan of fedora but..
by acobar on Tue 25th May 2010 18:49 UTC in reply to "I am a fan of fedora but.."
acobar
Member since:
2005-11-15

May I ask you why you want to have the latest version always?

Usually, the reason distros stick to some version is because they are well tested, patched (lots of packages are) and new versions sometimes break things. I am using openSUSE factory (going to be 11.3). Love it but I will have to get out and buy a new video card, as there is no 3d accelerated driver from nvidia for my old FX 5200 (which I like because I don't play games on computers and, frankly, it is more than enough for my needs).

From the list you posted I used to rebuild octave but it seems they now package it in a very complete way (i.e. with all useful dependencies). I also prefer Go-OO.

Anyway, looks like a very good release. I will try it too.

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Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

Usually, the reason distros stick to some version is because they are well tested, patched (lots of packages are) and new versions sometimes break things.


And this applies to Fedora who pride themselves on being on the bleeding edge... how?

Sure they try to not include absolutely broken software, but they are all about new and shiny.

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Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Well, even while trying you can guarantee a certain degree of quality without making some mess like one of the other bling-distros.

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Last package point release does not necessarily means bleeding edge. Fedora is all about testing new features and technologies that seems to be promising. Things that need a test on the battlefield. That is why they push them into Fedora but it does not means that they should always use the last release, even though new releases sometimes come with new features.

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TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

At some point they have to freeze the target to get it ready to ship. They will probably update the packages through the repos shortly after things calm down. I mean, REALLY, give the repo maintainers a chance to breathe.

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