Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Thu Sep 13 02:11:38 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 13:41 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 9/12/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > > On 9/11/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> So you don't think there will ever be a Linux distribution that is
> > >> usable and reliable as a desktop without having to customize and re-test
> > >> everything before letting anyone use it?
> > >
> > >
> > > One would hope that every sysadmin test at least re-rests every
> > > software solution to be deployed, regardless of OS - and if that
> > > solution is modular, remove portions necessary to their situation.
> > That's a rather sad commentary on the state of the distributions and the
> > lack of any framework for sharing QA and configuration work, don't you
> > think, when every entity that would like to use it needs to have people
> > on staff with more expertise than the packagers that build it?
> Testing doesn't require more expertise than the packagers. Nor is the
> expertise of a package such a high level of attainment.
> > That
> > seems equivalent to me to saying that before you use an automobile you
> > should have an employee take it apart and perhaps replace a few
> > components to make it suitable for its intended use.
> So you're saying that big companies that rely heavily on their own
> fleet of vehicles use stock vehicles without vetting them and putting
> them on the road?
I worked at Schlumberger, and they bought fleet vehicles, ditto for
Fairchild and Teradyne. They are all pretty big companies, I think
(Schlumberger was the worlds largest conglomerate I think.)
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