Stop screwing around with updates
If you have been a Fedora 11 Thunderbird user, the last update was likely to cause you some confusion. Two primary things:
* Smart folders
* Global indexing
While these are useful features, pushing them as an update was a really bad idea. These features should have been disabled by default in an update. The first feature rearranged my folders. Suddenly my Inbox had moved from where I expected it to some place else completely. It can be disabled by the really tiny arrow marks on top. The second feature of course sucked up CPU trying to index gigabytes of my mail while I was waiting around trying to send a urgent email. Again, this feature too can be disabled in the UI.
Maintainers should really think about whether they want to push a beta release of any software into a stable release of Fedora. If the advantages are really prominent, take extra care before pushing any updates. Think about whether the update is really necessary. If so. one week time in Fedora updates-testing is just not enough to get enough feedback on this.
While I have started running Rawhide primarily and can cope with this problem, this is not an acceptable way to treat our end users. If you are a Fedora user, I appreciate you letting us know your feedback.