"Red Hat has worked incredibly hard to make Red Hat 7 the best
Linux distribution ever, and I think we did a great job balancing a
lot of complex requirements. Did we make some mistakes? Yes. Are we
fixing them? Yes."
"Why did Red Hat decide to ship a development snapshot of GCC
instead of the most recent released version, 2.95.2?"
"There was a lot of discussion about this on Slashdot when Red
Hat 7 shipped, and with 20/20 hindsight, it appears that no better
technical decision could have been made. I will leave it to
speculation as to whether we could have navigated certain political
minefields better, but let me explain the rationale again."