Ubuntu 8.10 released but...

Thomas Novin thomas at xyz.pp.se
Thu Oct 30 18:10:16 UTC 2008

...for example these[1,2] bugs never got fixed. Too bad, Firefox is
probably the most commonly used program in Ubuntu and still it works
poorly since you have to be on a above-average-user-level to open
commonly used file formats, save stuff to gvfs-locatation[3,4] and it
crashes[5] all the time (probably mostly when flash is involved).

"Open With" dialog not user-friendly 
1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/18995
"Open with" dialog for unknown file type should be same as gnome's
2. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/58710

Firefox file selector should show remote shares
3. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/279193

Unable to upload files from GVFS sources
4. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/31471

651 results for "firefox crashed with"
5. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.searchtext=firefox

(and add to those 651 all the bugs that are marked private, right?)

I love seeing new features but It would be nice with perhaps one release
per year instead of every six months to add some more stability.

However, Ubuntu is still the best OS out there IMHO. Thanks a bunch!


Thomas Novin <thnomas at xyz.pp.se>
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