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Re: When stability is pointless

It is very common for software developers to plow ahead without thinking much about the versions the distros provide.

You may want to contact them and see how they would expect users to use their software effectively.

It's likely:  They won't care.

Open-source suffers from not having the "rest" of what is typically seen in a company making commercial software... a team of documentation writers, a support staff to answer questions, people reviewing changes to see if they're sane from a user's perspective, user-interface standards and people to check them... all those nice things your dollars pay for.

The open-source software eco-sphere is dense with applications, but very shallow. It never gains much "depth" of quality. Certain major applications with paid people taking care of them (the kernel, Apache, MySQL, etc) all are much better than the average quality level.


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