Feisty vs Dapper

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Sat Oct 6 14:51:13 BST 2007

On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 05:32:52PM -0700, Rehan Afzal wrote:
> I have been usign Feisty for over a week now and I ma sick of its instabilities !

I've run feisty here at my work for a while now on 30+ servers, seems ok
to me.

>   Laptops hang (especially if they are shut down improperly ! ) You have to reinstall the whole thing ! Yeah they are dells !
I run feisty on my laptop. Suspend/resume works fine on mine (System 76 and
Acer TravelMate 2200), and I've never needed a re-install.  What exact
symptoms are you having?

>   I also have an AMD Server and I cant shut it down ( except hard power off ).

So what happens when you try to shut it down?  Nothing?  Or it shuts down
and the power doesn't actually turn off?  If so, that's an ACPI issue, and
maybe either a bug that should be reported, or often, a bios update you
can do that will fix the problem.  There's a LOT of buggy bios' out there.

>   I am beign told that Dapper is more stable and all thebugs have been sorted out !

Well, yeah, Dapper's the LTS release, and is older.

>   Feisty / Gusty are just Canonical's obsessions ( of launching a version every  months; whether they are bugfree or not ).

Well, they're not "obsessions", as you put it, they're just regular releases.
Sometimes things have bugs, and if you're running into them, best bet is to
ask on lists like this, and get help with them.  That's why we're here.

If you like stability, why didn't you stick with Dapper?


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