Chris Aillon, over at his blog tries to suggest that I'm a hypocrite for saying that Linux (and Fedora in particular) are failing to provide stability for third party developers. That's bullshit. When we realized we broke this API, we sat down, developed a plan to address it ASAP and are spinning up new builds as we speak.
When I complained to Chris the other day about his Fedora project dropping support for Mozilla's Firefox releases (by not including compat-libstdc++ version whatever,) his answer was that I wasn't supposed to use Mozilla's Firefox, I was supposed to get my Firefox from Fedora and Fedora only.
Chris, the difference is that we try hard not to break people and when we do - like in this case - we drop everything else and go about fixing it. You simply washed your hands and said "not our problem" when you broke Mozilla's Firefox on Fedora. Sure we can do better, but at least we're trying and not telling our users to get over it.