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

n0dalus n0dalus+redhat at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 14:26:20 UTC 2006

On 1/18/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at redhat.com> wrote:
> Note that Fedora Core 3 release updates maintained by Red Hat has
> already been extended for a few months.  Red Hat has been maintaining
> updates on Fedora Core 3 for an year and two months as opposed to
> elevent months of updates for Fedora Core 2 due to prolonged development
> release cycle of Fedora Core 5. So its not a question of extending the
> release cycle for Red Hat but managing two releases in additional to
> working on  the development code for the next subsequent major release
> along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux development and maintenance. We
> could even shorten the development time on the subsequent release and
> thereby reducing the time spend by Red Hat spends on older release. This
> is in effect does what you request but results in a even shorter amount
> of updates provided by Red Hat for any given release of Fedora Core. In
> my opinion that is not desirable.
> What are users really concerned about?. Are they concerned about
> receiving continuous updates from the Fedora Project or the quality of
> the Fedora Legacy updates?. I have been completed defeated in my attempt
> to get the answers from fedora-list on this one or maybe I am being too
> thick. If it is just the idea of continuously providing updates by
> enabling a smooth transition, I am very much in favor of providing a
> legacy repository enabled by default or pushing a yum update that
> enables it just before the transition of a release from core to legacy.
> Since users are already trusting community members to do good quality
> packaging work in Fedora Extras I dont see a single reason not to do
> this for legacy.  On the other hand, if the users are concerned about
> the quality of the updates from Fedora legacy project, the answer is not
> adding additional burden of release cycle maintenance to Red Hat but
> stepping up to improve the QA and packaging work done within legacy.

Hi Rahul,

Would it be possible for redhat to just extend security fixes for FCx
until FC(x+2) comes out? I think if I was using an older release this
is something I would really want.


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