Trends - how to save Fedora ?

Mark LaPierre marklapier at
Sun Nov 13 18:28:57 UTC 2011

On 11/13/2011 01:17 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 11/13/2011 11:34 PM, inode0 wrote:
>>>> value to the Fedora desktop user are two very different things.
>>> False dichotomy.
>> It is only false if you assume I meant the groups to be mutually
>> exclusive, which I did not mean since I am an example of a user in
>> both groups. We do however have a lot of users that do fall primarily
>> into one group or the other. How many fedora desktop end users do
>> backflips about new clustering technology in Fedora?
> Why the hell would any desktop user be bothered about things they don't
> use?  I have no idea why this is a problem for anybody at all.  So yes,
> I see a false dichotomy being preached.
>> I'm not interested in other large distributions and their problems.
> You should be.  It doesn't make sense to look at communities in
> isolation when they are impacting and being impacted by a ecosystem.
> Rahul

Look at the case.  Fedora is a bleeding edge release where new stuff is 
published for testing and eventual incorporation into RHEL.  If you 
don't want to be a bleeding edge user/tester then stay away from current 
Fedora releases.

For example, I like to have the newest software, but I don't want to be 
the primary tester.  I prefer to hang back a release or two, where most 
or the bugs have been found and fixed, before I encounter them and loose 
data that I find important.

In the mean time you can research the newest releases to see if you want 
to go there.  I've don't like the looks of what I see in F15 or F16 at 
the moment so I'll probably skip those releases.

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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