GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Scott (angrykeyboarder) geekboy at
Sat Nov 10 19:35:52 UTC 2007

Emmet Hikory spake thusly:
>If an issue is
> encountered with a package, it is much preferable to report it to
> Ubuntu, as it may or may not affect the upstream package (and the
> Ubuntu developers will forward the report if it does).

I often report it to both Ubuntu and Upstream. Things tend to get fixed
more quickly that way. Ubuntu bugs can sit for *months* (and even over a
year) untouched.

>> Is it Ubuntu's policy to do Q&A on all the packages it puts in the
>> repositories?
>     Yes, every update to a release goes through a QA process to ensure
> that it does not cause regressions in behavior.  Packages in each
> development cycle are tested thorugh a series of Alpha and Beta
> releases, where the developers attempt to address any discovered
> outstanding bugs.  Further, near the end of a development cycle, and
> for the life of a supported release, effort is made to not update the
> software in such a way that might introduce new bugs, specifically
> meaning that while additional patches are applied to address old bugs,
> new version are only very rarely imported, to reduce the chance of a
> new change causing additional bugs.

But if a package was buggy (notably those in Universe) in the previous
release of Ubuntu and wasn't causing problems/conflicts with any other
package, it's bumped up to the next release "as is" (with all bugs in tact).

So much for "QA".....

I've never used an OS I didn't (dis)like.
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