RFE: Retire Fedora Core 4 only _after_ FC6 has been released.

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Wed Jan 18 14:21:32 UTC 2006


>Please don't take this as a flame - but why should users care about that part? 
>You have a very valid point considering amount of work that RH engineers need 
>to do, but to the outside workd, it sounds a lot like the "dog ate my 
>homework" kinda excuse... Why should a Fedora user care about how much time 
>RH spends on RHEL? After all, they are not using RHEL but Fedora - which RH 
>so often states is a community project... 
Which is precisely why they need to be concerned. This is not a product 
you demand features and updates from. Its a community project in which 
you get involved if you want to change things

>What I can't judge is the amount of work that this creates. FC3 has received 
>11 new srpms since beginning of the year. If you extend the "official" 
>support for FC3 by 2 or 3 more months until shortly after FC5 is out, how 
>much more work would that really be? 
Hell lot of work than it is typically estimated really.

>I don't think that's the question. The question is more like "Do I want to be 
>considered a legacy?"... Absolutely non-technical, but honestly - the word 
>legacy has such a negative meaning in english for many people. In the 
>perception of most users legacy systems only receive the most essential 
>security updates and if you ask for support the techs will laugh and make 
>comments "anyone still using that?" 
We will rename it into Fedora Express project if thats a big deal. Dont 
get struck on a name.

>I agree with the original poswer that - no matter if technically there is a 
>good reason or not - people should be given a good choice of when to upgrade 
>and to what release. Most people simply don't see staying with a legacy 
>system as a choice. 
You obsoletely have that choice merely by accepting that Fedora legacy 
is indeed a valid community project that continues to provides updates 
for years.


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