long term support release

Andrew Farris lordmorgul at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 14:02:08 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Andrew Farris wrote:
>>>> there needs to be some plan to actually make sure that
>>>> happens so we don't mislead users.  A purpose and scope defined well
>>>> enough so that I can track some sort of performance metric.
>>>> -jef
>>> Does such a thing("some sort of performance metric") exist for Fedora 
>>> itself?
>>> Richard
>> That would be impossible... one cannot have a performance metric of 
>> something so vague as a whole project this size (except in politics).
> If you can't measure something, how can you ever improve it - or know 
> whether you did?

You can't.  Thats the point I was making.  It is impossible to measure against a 
'metric' thats not observable/quantifiable/finite.  So Richard asks about 
measuring Fedora; can't be done.  Commits/day to cvs, package changes, users 
logged into systems, bug reported, etc, are measurable.  So is the number of 
random unrelated emails sent to devel-list per hour!
(ah the irony of this reply existing itself, with mostly pointless drivel)

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