but my perspective is that they've already focused a LOT of their time getting Jaunty's boot time to a ridiculously low number of seconds... whats the point of spending more time (and resources) shaving off an additional 5 seconds when there is so much more important stuff that needs to be added to Karmic (a new theme anyone?)
and shouldn't they be working on that horrible intel graphics problem thats plaguing many users?
Part of the Linux endeavor is seeing what is POSSIBLE with an OS.
Want me to punchisize your face, For free??
I'm not one of then, but I'm just sayin'.
The only excuse I've heard to explain the regressions is that "cutting edge Ubuntu releases are designed for top-notch computers with an eye towards backwards compatability. If you are experiencing regressions, your technology is too old".
Except, my 3 year old laptop is not too old, I'd think. *sigh*
People saying 'I get 5 seconds boot time, who cares' should realize that other people have different equipment and different needs.
For example, I'm quite happy with the Jaunty boot times on my Dell desktop, and if I want a faster startup I can use suspend to RAM.
But my eeePC netbook is a different matter. I don't want to use suspend on it because (acording to the hardware manual, presumably due to the small heat generation) I shouldn't put it in the soft case supplied while suspended, only while off.
The boot time in the supplied Xandros is 14s to login and then less than 5s to desktop.
I want to switch to Jaunty - it gives better wifi performance among other advantages - but the boot time is about 25s to login and then nearly another 25s from login to desktop. This is significant when you just want to check email or do a quick web search.
I only installed Jaunty yesterday so I'm hoping to optimize it a bit by turning off unnecessary services etc. but previous experience suggests this will only shave a few seconds.
I would hope that Ubuntu could at least approach Xandros's boot+ login time e.g. total in the range 20-30 secs rather than 50 secs.