Ubuntu Quality: or, “But What About My Bug?”

“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

“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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