CNET News Article
Mike A. Harris
mharris at redhat.com
Wed Oct 22 20:55:05 UTC 2003
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Bill Rugolsky Jr. wrote:
>> Huh? How is this ANY different from ANY previous release of Red
>> Hat Linux in any way? Red Hat Linux beta releases have ALWAYS
>> been created from a snapshot of Rawhide. That is by definition,
>> what a Beta is in the first place.
>I know. (Been using RH since 4.2.) I think that you mistook
>my praise for criticism.
Sorry, I understood you ok, I was more commenting on what the
article was saying... it just appeared directed at you, but was
directed to the not-present-person who you were paraphrasing.
>> Absolutely nothing has changed in this respect whatsoever, other
>> than that hundreds and hundreds of people have for years now
>> requested that rawhide be also available via RHN, and now we've
>> made it also available via RHN.
>And that was my point. In previous betas, we'd duly install from
>the isos, selectively updating packages that were of special interest
>to us, or especially broken, by grabbing the latest from Rawhide (and
>endure the dependency horrors that that sometimes entailed).
>This time around, with yum repositories, and now up2date, keeping up
>with rawhide was trivial, and as a consequence, I'm guessing that many
>more people did so. My point was that running the most bleeding-edge
>configuration available was remarkably stable throughout the beta
I agree, I was more preaching to the choir, of whom you are part
of, rather than disagreeing with you. ;o) It just didn't come
out that way perhaps.
>So I think we are in vigorous agreement: kudos to Red Hat engineering!
Thanks, agreed. ;o)
Mike A. Harris ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat
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