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Ubuntu Quality: or, "But What About My Bug?"

Oct 30, 2008, 01:36 (13 Talkback[s])

"The news isn’t all good, of course. There are currently over 46000 open Ubuntu bug reports in Launchpad. Even at this impressive rate of throughput, and even if we were to freeze all development and stop accepting new bug reports entirely, I estimate it would take over half a year just to sift through the backlog of reports we have already received. There is a lot of noise in that data.

"When 8.10 is released, as with each previous release, some users will be disappointed that it has a bug which affects them. This is regrettable, and I feel badly for affected users each time that I read about this, but it is unlikely to ever change. There will never be a release of Ubuntu which is entirely free of bugs, and every non-trivial bug is important to someone."

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