Thursday, 27 June 2013

Re: Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

On Thu, 2013-06-27 at 09:44 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
  On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 08:41:51AM -0600, Oliver Ries wrote:  > Ubuntu 13.10:  > XMir on Mir by default, with a fallback session to X where there is no Mir  > driver support, supported for 9 months    While I recognize this is a roadmap, this seems unrealistic to me. I feel  there has been a long history of adopting things as default too early. With  bugs like "vt switching doesn't work", and feature freeze in 2 months, I  think it is way too early to declare something ready for default. Certainly  ship it, make it available, but don't make it the default. Doing so would  just make unwilling testers out Ubuntu users. Let people interested in the  software test it, and once there is a trusted level of stability and  features, make it the default.  

While I understand your concerns, I think there's a balance here to avoid major transitions in the possible LTS-cycle.  I'd rather see us take a riskier 13.10 to remove risk for 14.04 than push off that risk.  Clearly shipping an unusable 13.10 is not acceptable, but I think setting a goal and evaluating that is a better approach here.

Perhaps what would be most productive is to figure out the bugs that are must fix and a time line that they must be fixed in or where a revert is necessary.