grub2 = beta?

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Dec 10 08:23:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:41 PM, Alvin <info at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 December 2009 21:18:29 Jerry Lapham wrote:
>> Just got a grub2 update for karmic which seems to indicate it's a beta.  Is
>> it?  If so, why did Kubuntu 9.10 make it the default?
> - yes, it is beta. It's not only the default in kubuntu, but in ubuntu-server
> as well!
> - Honestly, I have no idea. I have never experienced more boot issues in 7
> years of Linux.
> I like the fact that the GNU people are giving us a better boot loader, but I
> don't mind waiting for more stability.
> In this case (Ubuntu), it was pure hubris to change the boot loader to a beta
> version AND pushed upstart at the same time.

Kubuntu and it would seem Ubuntu have made this mistake over and over
again. We now have a bunch of software that has been shoved down our
mouths that is beta or beta quality. We have Dolphine, KDE4.0, GRUB2,
PulseAudio, the networking stuff. When are they going to learn that
this distro is for newbies and for pros that want it to just work. We
are not beta testers.

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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