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
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.