do RHE3 fixes get ported into FC and vice-versa?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Sat Feb 5 20:59:56 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-02-05 at 12:37 -0800, Richard Hubbell wrote:
> Yeah, I care where they get fixed since I try to use fc3.
> I am surprised that my minimal fc3  install can't run firefox or mozilla
> both have fatal problems with numbers to strings.
> prdtoa.c and js_numbertostring stuff
> Does RHE suffer similarly?

You'll have to give more details. I think the browsers run for most
everyone else. I suggest filing a bug report, or alternatively asking
for help on fedora-list (the user list; this is the development list)...
there are thousands of bugs out there, if everyone panicked about RHEL
vs. Fedora every time they saw one, this list would have no other
traffic ;-)

The difference between Fedora and RHEL isn't really what bugs there are
but what promises you have about how/when/by-whom they are fixed. With
Fedora, the fix is normally by upgrade to a new version. With RHEL, it
would normally be by backporting a minimal patch to the old version to
avoid introducing new risks/changes. With Fedora, help or bugfixes come
according to whether other people are interested in fixing your problem;
with RHEL, there are various levels of SLA available from Red Hat that
make commitments about how support requests will be handled.

Fedora normally has bleeding-edge versions, which means it will often
have a lot of fixes not in old versions, but also is likely to have new

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