Fedora's intended target audience?
leomon.chris at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 20:14:49 UTC 2006
Sorry to but in guys, but.....
I think there is an inherant differentiation between the ideology of the
Fedora Project and it's user base and/or developers.
Yes there maybe an update that may break a user's system if it was due to a
driver that was not included at default installation. This goes to say that
if a user installs the nVidia proprietary driver on his system, that means
that it was his choice, not the developers. The user needs to take into
account that if he installs the driver, it is not the developer's
responsability to make sure that any update will not break the driver, but
in fact it is the user's responsability. (i.e. if the user decides to
install any piece of software, it is his responsability to make sure that it
No one sees Apple scrambling to make sure that if someone with a PowerMac
G4 that gets an upgrade card from Sonnet, to improve clock-speed, they can
get it working with every G4 Mac. The responsability falls with Sonnet to
support the user, and if they decide not to untill 2 days/months/years
later, it's the user's problem not the developer's.
I would say that it is not the developer's deliberately trying to break
user's machines, but them staying out of places they should not be!
On 7/27/06, Leszek Matok <Lam at lam.pl> wrote:
> Dnia 27-07-2006, czw o godzinie 21:31 +0200, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
> > > the 7.1 update adds a lot better support for radeon and for Intel
> > > and even 2D nvidia...
> > Users who want this support are free to upgrade to FC6 once it's
> > That's how new features are usually introduced, in new releases not in
> > ones.
> So you're saying "better support for hardware" is "new features"? For
> me, until the hardware support is "full", making it better is "bug
> In any case, are you really saying that after releasing a "release" of
> an OS, the authors should stop providing updates if they can possibly
> introduce any new feature? :) I don't know any vendor doing that, but
> instead, you're free to not update your system (or go for some "from
> scratch" system and once you install it, spend the whole time
> backporting the fixes to your version, good luck!)
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