[ubuntu-uk] Manchester Release Party Pics

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 12:23:06 BST 2009

2009/4/27 Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>:
> 2009/4/27 Tim Dobson <lists at tdobson.net>:
>> While I was at FOSDEM this year, in the build up to the Debian Lenny
>> release, I hung out with a load of Debian Devs.
>> Despite declaring Lenny stable being more of a formality for the
>> developers than anything else, the atmosphere was electric..
> You were at a Free and Open Source Developers Meeting, where I am not
> surprised there was some excitement around the Lenny release.
> I didn't see that translate into the "real world" in the way it did
> with Ubuntu, and I haven't seen many reports of Fedora release parties
> either.
> There's a big difference between insular excitement ad a developer
> conference and "real world" excitement involving users of the
> software.

Agreed. I don't doubt that there was some excitement amongst
developers and that the developers are lovely, friendly people.
However, it doesn't get translated out to the rest of the world as
much as it should. I've never felt the Debian community to be
particularly welcoming, as an outsider, and what I hear from news
sites/blogs tends to involve a lot of arguments/negativity rather than
their positive achievements.

>> In two->three years time, when I expect Squeeze will be released, I for
>> one will be celebrating the release, and I hope many Ubuntu users will
>> join me. :)

I'd certainly go along to a Debian release party and I look forward to
you organising it ;)

> In the mean time you're welcome at the 4 or more release parties
> Ubuntu will have between now and then :) It goes both ways.

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