2012/12/7 Tomas Radej <tradej(a)redhat.com>:
The threat for Fedora is that even in the FOSS, there is
Distros are competing for users - users that give back, users that
report bugs, or users that are or become maintainers and developers.
When the overwhelming response to Fedora is "Hey, they've got some neat
features, but I need it to work, so that's why I'm using XYZ instead",
the user/dev base is going to wither and move elsewhere.
I believe one of the major issues is some lack of proper usability tests.
To get it done by volunteers, I would suggest something like a very simple
way to setup a VM and test there. Personally, I test, but not consistently
neither reporting bugs, etc, several distros in VirtualBox, because it is
very easy to setup after downloading the install ISO.
I am also running rawhide in my main desktop at home. Example of my
life as a rawhide user for almost one year:
[non booting rawhide kernels and now breaking last booting kernel]
[after upgrading to rawhide, fedora fails to boot into installed system]
It is ok to have some things broken for a small window of time in
the development branch, not good if one ends up with 3 consecutive
non booting kernel updates of course, but anyway, for most contributors
it is better to run rawhide in a VM, but the more stable it is kept, the
better, because if things get too broken, people will give up in reporting
and triaging problems.