Bleeding-edge Fedora

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon May 19 13:42:09 UTC 2008


Someone should write a response. Feel free to brainstorm here.

" Fedora 9 was released last week. As many users have discovered since 
then, the latest version of Red Hat's community distribution is a rather 
adventurous mix of bleeding-edge packages and experimental features. The 
development version of X.Org 1.5 does not work well with any of the 
proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers, which were promptly left out from 
the stable repositories. Similarly, Firefox 3.0b5 is a beta 
build, lacking support for many popular add-ons. And there is KDE 4.0.3, 
another experimental, buggy and feature-lacking desktop package that is 
forced onto Fedora's KDE users without an alternative. No wonder that 
many users are unhappy about some of the choices Fedora developers made 
prior to the release. But as is always the case with this popular 
distribution, things are bound to improve in the coming weeks. The first 
major batch of package updates has already entered the testing 
directory, so it shouldn't be long before they are pushed on to the end 


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