Linus Torvalds the father of Linux posted a direct complaining message on Google+ addressed to Fedora Project People. It resulted accusations and veiled insults later on.
Torvald posted his anger as a simple question saying: why not Fedora developers regenerate the distribution images with newer kernels and packages?
“Is there some basic reason why you never regenerate the install images? Right now the F19 install images use some ancient 3.9-based kernel. Which means that they may boot on most machines, but it’s missing wireless ID’s for new laptops etc, so making it useful is unnecessarily painful,” said Linus Torvalds.
Shotrly after posting that some Fedora Developers tried to explain that they could not afford to put people on testing and they don’t want to release images that might not work later.
“Because right now you say ‘we don’t have Q&A to verify the images,’ and I’m telling you that’s [expletive], because the old image is known to be broken, so claiming that the new images might be broken is all kinds of stupid, isn’t it?” said Torvals. He didn’t stop there.
“So all your arguments are just [expletive] stupid. Call it F19.x, warn people that it’s ‘more up-to-date,’ and just stop making stupid excuses for having an image THAT DOES NOT WORK, because you want to not test whether the new image MIGHT NOT WORK,” also said Torvalds.
You can check the whole conversation here.
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