[CentOS] Fedora bugs and EOL [was Re: CentOS users: please try and provide feedback on Fedora] Boltron

Fri Jul 28 16:49:10 UTC 2017
Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 06:13:42PM +0200, hw wrote:
> What?s the point of doing this with Fedora?  It?s not like bugs
> were fixed before Fedora is EOL and all reports are forgotten.

Many bugs are fixed in Fedora. Many more bugs are fixed in the
upstreams. Please remember that Fedora is primarily an *integration*
project, and the best way to get bugs fixed is for the developers of
the code in question to be involved. Many Fedora maintainers help
facilitate this for users, which is awesome, but the sheer number of
bugs exceeds what even our large contributor community can address.

I know it sucks when an issue that affects you doesn't get fixed in a
timely manner, but we really do appreciate reports and it's helpful if
you can retest and reopen EOL bugs if they do indeed still happen in
the newer version.

Of course, if you _really_ need something fixed and want someone on the
hook to do it for you, I suggest Red Hat's commercial offering.

> Now Fedora goes Gentoo, which I moved away from because of exactly
> what Fedora finally goes for.

This is nothing like Gentoo.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader