Is like Fedora 5 all over again!! LoL
What if a deemed current release lived longer than its stated 12 months due to an increased inter-release cycle? I certainly don't care much about it. Like before, release when it's ready, not before... And if Anaconda is not ready and they need to ship, ship with the previous version instead! Hold off Anaconda for a mid-term release with F18 updated images, if necessary.
A 6 months release schedule only means you're supposed to release whatever you have ready every 6 months, including stuff that's been in development for 2-3 years or more. In fact, this separation is crucial. The moment you say "I want this feature in this release", you can have 6 years release schedule and it will still go down the drain; you've essentially made sure you won't ship until the feature is done.
what the experience makes clear is that the processes we have are fine for less disruptive features, but weren't really capable of smoothly handling a feature this large and disruptive.
Canonical has 50 people working on Ubuntu
RedHat has 3 working on Fedora.
And for everyone else there is Debian?
Bad credit card analogy.
maybe they should switch to a rolling release thing... but if one Linux should be stopped, its Suse and maybe mandrake... I see no real benefit in having them... I mean Ubuntu was more or less needed because debian was too conservative and had to long release times, for most desktop users.
And staying always unstable is no real option because even today they have not the current gnome-shell release in it as example, not even the half like ubuntu does it ^^.
And it is not always unstable it gets kind of freezed before releases come. So whatever... but whats the reason behind suse? German isdn stuff is gone... each distribution is perfektly usable by germans... so wtf why didnt it die? Yes there are maybe some guys that are not that bad that work there. but why not help the fedora guys.
But it seems its a good business modell that works and they make money out of it, if that happens anything will continue, even if your company would plan to destroy the world, if making such a plan would generate income for a company they would do it ^^ (but to be fair novell dont plan to kill the planet).
But why not make it like ubuntu did it, have one main distro like fedora and then have some other mints call it opensuse or mandrake or whatever... you could also call it instead of suse kde-fedora oder kedora and so on ^^ but its business desition have nothing to do with technical efficency or rationalaties... there is money reinvent the wheel a thousend times jippy.
but you dont need to do even a ubuntuish thing... look at linux mint... also builds on top of ubuntu, why not make a linux mint like opensuse... and instead of build all stuff test it write all yourself... help a bit upstream and manage some packages. Or make a joint-venture or something like that ^^
There's more than 3 RH staff working on Fedora _just on my team_ (the RH Fedora QA team), never mind project-wide. I'm sure Canonical has far more than 50 people working on Ubuntu too.
Infact, lets look at a report showing direct Kernel contributions between companies for kernels from 2.6.32 until 3.2 for example.. who leads the pack? Red Hat.
Looking directly at the PDF, Canonical isn't even listed!