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|ubuntu 8.10 bug|
|Topic Started: Nov 26 2008, 10:51 PM (121 Views)|
|bryanb||Nov 26 2008, 10:51 PM Post #1|
messing with ubuntu 8.10 i have found a bug with the gnome network manager. after running some update, it broke the gnome network manager making it a read only file. this makes it so that you cannot change to a static ip. the following is a link to a thread discussing this problem. it has a script fix and a suggestion to uninstall the gnome network manager and install a different one, since the gnome manager seems to be a little buggy. i, personally, would change the network manager to avoid other bugs with the gnome network manager that haven't appeared yet.
this is the second time i have noticed ubuntu making a big change in there network manager. they did this with, i believe, gutsy gibbons. in that version, they added extra steps you had to do to get into the network manager and change settings. this is what irritates me about ubuntu. they throw these unstable and major changes into their releases which make it a pain in the ass. this is like when they used firefox 3 beta as the default web browser. that was with the same release they did the new network manager. why would you use a beta version as the default browser???? stupid. that is one reason i don't like ubuntu. impatience. they need to test a little more before releasing things. it is a nice distro, but, so over rated.
|howkj1||Dec 2 2008, 12:56 AM Post #2|
(I am speaking to the public here... in response to bryanb's frustrations... this is not a slam)
When it concerns Ubuntu's update/release cycle, #.10's are for getting the cutting edge of fairly stable items for broad use and bug checking after finishing their beta cycle.
The #.04 editions are the Long Term Support that are proven stable and quality.
By default, the #.04 (8.04) editions do not update to the #.10 (8.10) versions without user intervention on the repository list (which I have shown in a tutorial about updating Ubuntu here or the original link from the author of my research here)
Ubuntu also guarantees a stable, dependable, reliable, and solid release every 18 months.
Often times it is individual projects drastically changing their code that effects these releases and thus creating buggy experiences. It is not Ubuntu's fault that Compiz Fusion is having difficulties running because X11.org changed a ton of their code which puts a bad rap on Ubuntu for compositing not working on a number of video cards at the moment, which in turn, puts blame on video card manufacturers for not releasing source code or new drivers for their projects...
...My point here is that we can play the blame game all we want and never get anywhere... distributions come with communities and Ubuntu has one of the finest. Linux is still Linux. Different distributions fit different people's needs. I suggest people try out a number of different distro's and find one they like. I also suggest trying different ones out when they come out with new versions. The Linux world has changed significantly in the last 5 years as I have seen it grow tremendously. (I tried Ubuntu when it was still 5.**)
If I am wrong on this, Ubuntu does label their releases (LTS for Long Term Support, which equals quality and stability)
Please, visit distribution's web sites, do research on them, view their forums. Don't just take someone's word for which distro is the best... because "best" is an opinion as far as distro's are concerned because they are always changing.
Official Ubuntu home page
Haiku, an exciting new OS
|rancidguy||Dec 5 2008, 10:16 PM Post #3|
|Howkj, I totally agree...but we can't be hatin' on Bryan Wish us luck, the CDC team is here in the ISEAGE Lab finishing up our final configurations on our network...hopefully we'll take home the win again!|
|bryanb||Dec 11 2008, 02:11 PM Post #4|
|if these distro's have questionable applications then they need to hold off on releasing that until their next operating system release. that is the purpose of alpha and beta testing, to get the major bugs worked out. there is no need to release the unstable crap with the current "stable" release when they release a new one every six months. wait and put the unstable crap in the alpha version and hopefully it would be fixed by beta, or atleast by the final release. point is, ubuntu is way over rated.|
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