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

Keith Sharp kms at passback.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 14:39:33 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 14:23 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 14:50 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I've been following a very interesting discussion in fedora-list
> about
> > the recent transfer of FC3 to Fedora Legacy.
> > 
> > Following Rahul's suggestion, I'm starting this discussion in
> -devel.
> > 
> > I'm asking the FC foundation to consider the following:
> > 
> > 1. Fedora's policy dictates that old releases (Current - 2) will be
> > retired once the new release hits Test2. 
> I'm missing in your whole reasoning the link between the transfer to
> legacy and upgrading. You imply it, but you don't explain the causal
> relationship, which I think isn't there.
> The policy actually sort of is "a few months after the next release so
> that people can see it being stable enough". A good anchor for that
> "few
> months" is -test2 release.

I think the problem is that some people see the support as

	current version + two versions - one beta = test2 release

whereas you are seeing it as:

	current version + one version + a few months = test2 release

If you are in the first camp then it is easy to ask for support to be
extended so that there is a window of a single day where you can go from
current version to current version plus two.

I know I fell into the first camp (even though I keep up to date with
the current version) and it wasn't until I saw your email that I even
noticed the rational of the second camp.

I would suggest that a better explanation of how the support window was
settled upon should be created and publicised as much as possible.


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