Another 6 months, another Fedora release ! (I am happy Fedora is back on a 6 month schedule).
This is the first release of Fedora that I have on my computer without realizing I have it; I went checking this morning when the release would be, and apparently it was today. I checked my /etc/fedora-release, and I’m already on it, because apparently our Fedora hackers made the excellent decision that installing test3 would get you on a repo that would freeze for Fedora 8.
I think that is a great decision, it gives people more confidence to go and try the test releases because they know they will end up on a stable distro in the end.
Now mind you, I only got on the test3 release because my new T61 had some issues under F7 and I was hoping new X and kernels would fix most of them. My wireless (iwl4965 is still flaky, suspend to disk still does not work, and the video still has issues, but I digress)
Here is one question and one request though. First of all, who originally coined the name “Codec Buddy” without even writing a single line of code ? Seriously, the name is dumb, it can only remind me of the infamous paper clip or Microsoft Bob.
It’s terrible that this name persists even though there is nothing in the whole thing using that name! Every time I read something with the word Codec Buddy, I decided against hacking on the thing, so it’s one of the reasons it has arrived as late as it did.
So, the request, is simple: stop calling it Codec Buddy. I’m holding it hostage until you know better :)
Here’s an interview about Codeina with our well-loved media nut Bastien and me. Ignore the wrong URL and the wrong titles and the multiple spelling mistakes for the word codeina.
Congrats to the Fedora team ! Now please fix my wireless and my suspend somehow :)