[Fedora-livecd-list] Expectation Setting
jdogalt at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 16 21:36:20 UTC 2006
As a user and developer, I would emphatically agree with what Jeremy has
diplomatically expressed here. Maybe I'm missing something, but currently the
fedora livecd is miles away from even being in the same league as knoppix,
which is what people will be judging any 'official' fedora livecd against.
Unless that is you emphatically set expectations apropriately.
I hesitate to unload all my criticism at once, having been unable to download
the french livecd (link didn't work), and not having looked for this recent
version. But one thing that strikes me is that making a livecd which is truly
stateless (not dependent or even affected by the build systems hardware),
requires quite a bit of stuff, stuff that I'm not seeing here yet.
>From what I'm seeing on this list, the development cycle for an 'official
quality' fedora livecd has barely begun. I think the LWN reviewer was
extremely kind when kadischi failed to produce any output for them at all, and
still somehow made the review sound net positive.
If my evaluation of the state of things is wrong- prove it to me with an iso.
--- Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
> One thing that I'm seeing is that a lot of people are interested in live
> CDs (which isn't bad), but I really think that we need to be taking care
> to set their expectations properly. Everything being produced now is
> clearly just testing quality and there are significant issues that need
> to be addressed before we can move beyond that. Sending lots of people
> out with what we currently have and having it reproduced and distributed
> has a strong possibility of a negative perception of Fedora and the
> Fedora Live CD project.
> Therefore, can we please be sure to be emphasizing that this is all
> currently development work and not at all considered final? With things
> based on FC5 test releases, it's (somewhat) obvious without being stated
> but we need to be extremely clear as Fedora Core 5 is actually released
> and the live CDs that we're producing are still development versions.
> In other stuff, I've spent a little bit of time trying to clean up a few
> things while I've been testing the FC5 trees that are being produced.
> Expect to see more of it probably the start of next week (need to spend
> today making sure things are ready for Extras to correspond with FC5 as
> well as so that the next development tree can be opened up)
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