I did in fact deal with it. So, what is the argument again exactly? Simply, don’t say anything ever?
It is perfectly valid to judge a thing on the facts.
It’s perfectly correct to observe that something is broken and say “this is broken”.
Seperately, there is no excuse I can see for this level of problems where aside from my boot loop, people are reporting that their usbc ports actually lose functionality, and this problem goes unaddressed for so long after being reported, and there is no downgrade option. None of that is excused by “beta”.
Framework does not have to rig the firmware so that it can’t be downgraded, and they could at least communicate that they are actually even trying to do anything about the broken usbc ports that can’t be used for their original functions any more. If one of my usbc ports could no longer be used for a monitor I would consider that an immediate warranty issue and mail the whole machine back if they didn’t fix it via software. That’s frankly ridiculous to create that situation and provide no path back out of it.
And I don’t see why my boot-loop went unresponded for so long. They didn’t even ask for more details or suggest how to repair it or provide any sort of guide to the internals of the updater so that the beta tester could attempt to fix it themselves. I only posted here and didn’t submit a support ticket, because in fact I can “handle it” and figured that I would figure something out sooner or later, and it was only a usb drive that I rarely need to boot into, not my main os on the nvme. That all just explains why I didn’t scream bloody murder into the normal support channel. But that is a totally seperate issue from why they didn’t hear a report of a boot loop and jump ALL OVER THAT to figure out how it could even happen and figure out what to tell the user to get them going again, even if only for the self serving cynical PR reason of not looking bad in a public forum, let alone for the sincere reason of caring about their own integrity.
You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say “don’t install a beta if you can’t deal with it” and also withhold the means to “deal with it” by making the software upgrade-only and provide no documentation of the internals.
And yet, despite all that, I, the one who is the one making the complaint you’re attempting to criticize, did in the end deal with it anyway. So, no matter which way you want to try to slice it, your comment is invalid on all levels.