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Re: Upgrading to F16 Beta

From: Ian Malone <ibmalone_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 10 2011 - 06:45:17 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10 October 2011 04:07, Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 22:48, Craig White <craigwhite@azapple.com> wrote:
>>
>> Considering that Rahul is a tireless ambassador for Fedora and puts up
>> with stupid comments like the above
>
> I apologize. Let me rephrase it in a more civilized manner, then:
>
> "I strongly think that people in charge of a FOSS project saying that
> there is not a need for ready-made scripts that solve common problems
> is ´not needed´ hurts these FOSS projects more than they help. Why?
> Because I think it reverses the burden of proof, that people
> advocating such scripts which would result in an easier experience for
> end users, end up having to defend their idea. Comments like Rahul
> just in the end maintain the status quo, when he could just say "ok,
> why don´t you do such a script and I´ll help it become a part of the
> distro".
>
> Fine now?. That´s the thoughts that crossed my mind before emotion
> kicked in and I wrote the previous comment.
>

You must have missed Rahul's email then:

"You dont need any scripts. If you upgrade, the previous settings will
be preserved and there is no need to change unless you want to. In any
case, writing these scripts is not release engineering's job. If
needed, it should be part of something like preupgrade. Everyone is
welcome to volunteer and get it done."

This seems to be a bizarre game of consequences played out over email

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