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Re: A Hurd release

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: A Hurd release
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 17:29:55 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
   If someone is Hurd newbie and (s)he tries to use fakeroot for
   building Debian packages, what do you think that (s)he'll think
   about the Hurd?

What will the newbie think if she/head finds a totally obscure bug
that eats the file-system, or any other horrible thing?  I think that
you don't really have a point here.

Bugs exist, if a user finds them they should report them so that they
can be fixed.  Doesn't matter if it is a newbie, or a guru.

   a top-level file BUGS that lists major user-visible known bugs.

That is like "it is not a bug, it is a feature", known bugs should be
fixed before a release.

It has been a very long time since the last release. I think it is a bad idea to wait for all known bugs (and missing features) to be fixed. There should be a release soon, so people know we're still working. If there are bugs of which we know, users should know, preferably before they encounter them. Of course it's still possible that users run into things they didn't expect, but we should try to avoid those situations whenever we can.


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