Upgrading to Edgy Eft

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 28 07:08:58 UTC 2006


MGabriel Dragffy wrote:
> IMO this list serves people much better by concentrating on the
> problems with the current stable release. Posting problems about
> unstable is ridiculous, I vote that things like that should go to
> launchpad/ubuntu-dev. I don't want to hear that lib6c is broken in a
> version that hasn't even been released yet. Then the next day
> something is broken in lib7c or something stupid. What useful purpose
> does it serve on this list?
>
> On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 14:21 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Alexander Skwar wrote:
>>
>> > Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> > 
>> >> I don't think people get upset about this at all. But I think what does
>> >> upset some people is if users upgrade to edgy, then post to the list
>> >> "something is broken, I have package conflicts", and ask for help.
>> > 
>> > Exactly. If somebody is under the impression to use a not yet
>> > released distribution, he should know how to handle such small
>> > problems. Further, I don't think it's right to post questions
>> > about a "developer distribution" on the users list - IMO such
>> > questions belong to the -dev list.
>> > 
>> > This list is for users, not for dev's! And Edgy isn't for
>> > users (at least not yet).
>>
>> NO, NO, absolutely NO.  If edgy isn't for the user community then the
>> archive should not be open.  It IS intended for us to use, and just like
>> dapper, many of us here will be using it long before release date.  
>>
>> This list is for _users_.  It is NOT for breezy or dapper users, it's for
>> ALL users.  This is exactly the attitude that got me started in this
>> thread.
>>
>> Honestly, I can't see how you could open your response to Mario
>> with "exactly" and then get it so completely wrong.  Mario just said that
>> Edgy users have to expect that there'll be problems.  He didn't say they
>> shouldn't discuss those problems.  And, btw, they're not likely to
>> be "small" problems.  New beta releases rarely have only "small" problems,
>> but people have to try them or the developers will never know what needs
>> fixing.
>> -- 
>> derek
>>
>>
>>     
Maybe we should have a ubuntu-unstable-users list or something for
things that are user discussion more than devs, but don't really belong
on this list.

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