Evidently, 42 was not a lucky number for opensuse, despite its notoriety.
After a year in working and two months after release, the OS is in endless crashes. KDE crashes, windows crash, VNC crashes, there are crashes in Qt libraries, Plasma5, and even the Konsole crashes. I encounter many per day.
Well then why release advanced technologies if they don’t work? Consider the following imaginary story. Customers at a restaurant complain that most dishes are so bad that are inedible. The cook comes out and says that the meat they received from Northern Mountains is rotten (but it is not GMO food!), or something else in food supply is rotten (but it is also not GMO food!), that’s why cooked dishes in most restaurants in the city are spoiled. The fast food service nearby has not received complaints, he says. But as far as he knows, they are not guarding their supply being high-quality.
Is there any difference between the cook’s stand and opensuse’s stand?
There was a Remastered release in about 2006, I don’t remember what caused it. Maybe it is the time to take a leap as big 0.1 and release opensuse Leap 42.2 immediately, which will be essentially the updated opensuse 13.2? Or, considering that 42 didn’t bring luck, take a leap as big as 0.9 and release opensuse Leap 43.0? Or even take a leap as big as -28.8 and release opensuse 13.3?
I have spent big effort fighting the crashes in several computers. But I could not correct the problem. I don’t have the knowledge, tools, colleagues around me.
The crashes come so often I cannot use the computers. I am taking a leap as big as -28.9 and reinstalling opensuse 13.2 which used to work. This is the first time I am taking a negative leap. Again weeks of non-productive work for me, because a programmer somewhere used the ninth element of an 8-element array perhaps?
This is not good for opensuse - releasing a bad product, and not knowing how to correct.