cancel the 9.10 release... it is not ready

Markus Hitter mah at jump-ing.de
Mon Oct 26 13:07:28 GMT 2009


Am 26.10.2009 um 12:08 schrieb Dirk Hoeschen:

> Now (3 days before the release) karmic seems to be unready.
> Even if the system is stable, I found many bugs and inconsistent
> issues.

Obviously, the team is totally overwhelmed by bugs. Look for example  
at bug #459067:

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/ 
459067>

Introduced last week, this bug requires me to go to the keyboard  
manager after each reboot before I can make use of the keyboard. Yet  
is is considered as "Importance low", means, "likely never fixed  
intentionally".


All those regressions make me start to think about _why_ I use  
cutting edge Ubuntu. It's not for the perhaps improved audio stack,  
it's not for the no longer working keyboard, it is to get recent  
versions of high level applications like Abiword, Scribus, VNC, ...  
you name it.

Considering this, it's most likely I'd better go with keeping an  
older Ubuntu and getting those modern applications from independent  
sources, PPAs or manually installed packages. Even if this is totally  
against the idea of having release cycles first place, it looks to me  
like the path to the best bug/feature ratio of my overall system.


Markus

(currently installing qemu manually as kqemu support was dropped  
intentionally from the official packages)

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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
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