Ubuntu 13.04 will drop alpha-quality releases

Story: It’s Official: Ubuntu 13.04 Will Drop Alpha ReleasesTotal Replies: 3
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kikinovak

Nov 01, 2012
5:30 PM EDT
There's hope, after all. :o)
caitlyn

Nov 01, 2012
5:44 PM EDT
I don't know. Did you read Jesse Smith's review of Ubuntu 12.10 on DistroWatch Weekly? He thought it was a lot like an early beta. At least one person who commented thinks it's alpha-quality. Ubuntu is dropping Alpha test releases, not alpha-quality releases. There is a difference.
Steven_Rosenber

Nov 01, 2012
8:48 PM EDT
Ubuntu release has bugs ... yeah, that's a new one.
kikinovak

Nov 02, 2012
1:31 AM EDT
@caitlyn: I know. But there's also a little irony marker at the end of my initial post. Without any irony: I'm simply appalled at the lack of QA and the frantic rhythm at which Canonical churns out next-to-unusable releases. Sigmund Freud once stated in his correspondence: "I don't have problems with my enemies. It's my friends that are causing me troubles." I guess Ubuntu gives the Linux biosphere a lot of bad press. The first versions sporting Unity were worse than Windows Millennium or Windows Vista, as far as I could tell. As buggy, and as resource-hungry.

It's a sad story, but one can always choose to laugh about it:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+bug/1055766

Cheers from the cold South of France.

Niki

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