F18 - huge drop in user numbers

Mark Terranova Markdude at fedoraproject.org
Tue Feb 5 23:30:39 UTC 2013

However we choose to look at the numbers, reviews  and/or feedback----  our
peak was F14, IMHO. Many in FOSS have similar feelings/views.

I for one think we need to acknowledge this reality as a project, and aim
for a whole bunch of new awesomeness. We can do it, we are Fedora. Anaconda
will have the desired maturity, as well as other great features. Fedora has
had high and lowpoints- we learn tho, and we make it better.

Fedorans done give up, they just make it better :)


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 01/29/2013 10:30 AM, inode0 wrote:
>> While I am just using my intuition about human behavior now I suspect
>> after an unusual period of two months with weekly reminders in the press
>> that things were so wrong with F18 that it couldn't be released there are
>> probably a significant number of users who are just being more cautious
>> than normal at this point waiting to see how much luck other early adopters
>> have with the release before diving in. At least that is my optimistic the
>> sky isn't falling take on it at this point.
> These stories might have to do something with it
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.**php?page=news_item&px=MTI4MjI<http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI4MjI>
> http://linux.slashdot.org/**story/13/01/23/230255/alan-**
> cox-fedora-18-the-worst-red-**hat-distro-switches-to-ubuntu<http://linux.slashdot.org/story/13/01/23/230255/alan-cox-fedora-18-the-worst-red-hat-distro-switches-to-ubuntu>
> Alan Cox's reaction at
> https://plus.google.com/**111104121194250082892/posts/**dEW3SeRT2ih<https://plus.google.com/111104121194250082892/posts/dEW3SeRT2ih>
> Also Anaconda in Fedora 18 seems to have some bad press as well and this
> one in particular seems to be referenced quite a bit
> http://www.dedoimedo.com/**computers/fedora-18-kde.html<http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-18-kde.html>
> Rahul
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