[CentOS] CentOS 5.4? anyone?

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Thu Oct 15 16:51:58 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Les Mikesell wrote:

> But virtually guaranteed for any process that isn't transparent.
> Someone must enjoy it.  Maybe the anticipation is supposed to build up
> excitement.

Thanks for the jab. It is fun to be punched.

If there were not false steps along any path, one would not 
mind being watched -- but point release stabilization and 
testing is an iterative process, finding undocoed 
dependencies,unexpected failure mode in corner cases, and 

It is really not something that the 'doers' particularly want 
to expose to criticism by the 'talkers'.  The distraction 
might be entertaining to the watchers, and provide more 
opportunities to criticise and comment, but that is about it.

I hereby publicly invite anyone who thinks they want to air 
all their missteps along the build process forever, for a 
potential future employer to find via google and so to raise 
questions about their then abilities [and thus silently be 
eliminated from consideration from a position], to join the 
centos-devel mailing list, and run a wholly open parallel 

Or, of course, one could could speak by releasing running code 
that just works, as CentOS (and SL) does

-- Russ herrold

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