On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 12:33 AM, Peter Gordon <peter(a)thecodergeek.com> wrote:
On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 00:05 -0500, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> Au contraire, mon ami. [On the contrary, my friend.]
> "Beta and pre-releases in general" (rawhide as we know it) is no more than
> "Add/Remove Software" (Package Manager)
> Edit->Repositories, checkbox "development" away from my 93-year old,
> computer illiterate, cannot setup-his-way-out-of-a-vcr-remote
> grandfather adding complete crap packages on his desktop, you might
> reconsider that statement.
And you would grant that level of root-password-required access to such
a person...why, exactly? :)
Heh. Good point!
> In general, code quality in open source software currently
We are all human. From that, errors are inherent to and unavoidable in
anything we - as a society or as individuals - produce: including code.
I understand that, but it's the recent quantity of the lack-of-quality
that worries me.
However, one of F/OSS's many benefits is the great number of
perusing and (hopefully) quickly improving upon that as time passes.
Several days of having an extra large paper weight on my desk due to
broken e1000e, ati, insert-your-driver-here...
Well, ok, I'll remain optimistic! Fortunately, I thought ahead enough
to setup multi-boot with f9 ...
There's plenty of youth in America - it's time we find the "fountain of