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Re: [opensuse] Boxed 10.2 orders
  • From: James Tremblay <jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 08:16:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <1167225373.4712.37.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Now that you guys have started to get your boxed sets, I would like to
tell you a little story.
Once upon a time a distro was released on Dec 7th, the parent company
eager to impress it's friends, had it's internal auditors check the
distro for its readiness, it did an md5sum check, a check for
installation errors in it's test lest lab, checked for obvious "stop"
errors, checked all it's legal obligations and decided it was OK to
"press". The distro was then sent to the "pressroom" where it was loaded
to 100+ duplicators,and the artwork for the disk label was setup on it's
press and some tests where run, maybe the label wasn't straight or the
duplicators overheated but there was some "minor" delay maybe a day or
so but the "presses" began to produce. Then the packaging line started
up, "fill up the slip cover machine, start the box folder, warm up the
shrink wrapper" said the foreman. by late in the day on December 15th
they had their first truckload ready to go, a whole working week after
the distro was "released"!, an amazing effort considering their
competition has delayed it's new release for months and this distro has
had two full releases in the same time frame and the competition still
needs a month to go. but the story isn't over you see, this little
distro was still in trouble and was going to be delayed again, You see
it was X-mas time and all the mean shipping people couldn't get to
pickup that first truckload for a couple of days. they where to busy
bringing all those nasty x-mas presents and holiday gifts. This meant
that the first truckload wouldn't get picked up until Tuesday the 19th,
"oh no!" cried the distro's production foreman, "we are not going to
make it out this week, it's X-mas!" he said. But much to his surprise on
Thursday the 21st of December with the next trailer load ready and
waiting and there pulled up a UPS truck to hall it away, and the same
for the next day and even Saturday the 23rd, but still not everyone or
even hardly anyone got their copy until after X-mas. :( this made a lot
of little boys and girls sad, but when they got their new distro and saw
all the new and improved features, they all lived happily ever after!

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