[Ilugc] Fedora Core 1.0 - ready for production server ???
- From: arvindn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Arvind Narayanan)
- Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:26:35 +0530
On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 07:38:10AM +0530, asan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Anyone can suggest, can we install Fedora Core 1.0 on production server
(live server) ??? Itz stable ??
My experience with servers is limited, so take whatever I say
with a pinch of salt.
That said, my opinion is defintely NO. First, Fedora is not intended
to be used for servers. They focus more on getting the desktop to
work right. Further, I'm not sure they iron out all the bugs before
shipping. I've seen weird behavior with the panel in gnome, for example.
On the server side, I know of one particularly horrible bug in grep
in Fedora, for that matter in RH9 as well: it takes exponential time
when the encoding is UTF-8 (default in RH9/Fedora). I've also been on
the Fedora mailing lists and IRC, and frankly, the QA process doesn't
assure much confidence. They're kind of working out the organizational
structure and things like that, and it looks like it will take another
release cycle or two before things fall smoothly in line.
On the other hand, to get bleeding edge releases of desktop software
with supremely sane defaults (I hate wasting time customizing things)
I'd go with Fedora any day.
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Linus: I think that's a load of bull.
(From a Linux Lunacy cruise interview. After the presumptuous disparagement
of QC, Linus goes on to confuse it with DNA computing.)
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