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

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Wed Jan 18 15:15:58 UTC 2006


>One could say that users are guided into making "Fedora Legacy" the
>red-haired stepchild in their minds by:
> - the name... as others said 'legacy' is almost completely negative
Maybe. Jesse Keating isnt a marketing guy. He called it what it was.

> - the fact that unlike Extras, legacy repos do not come out of the box
>in /etc/yum.repos.d .
There are plans to fix that already

> - Fedora Legacy had bad press on LWN and elsewhere for security update
>latencies in its early days
Because the community didnt step up to do the work required. Do it. 
There is no magic bullets here. By the time you spend discussing how bad 
legacy infrastructure is you could update the websites, QA a few 
packages and throw in a few documentation and oh btw stop mailing me off 
list about how kernel module proposal sucks or why RH people are jerks 
because they didnt tell you about mono or why Mike Harris is a jerk 
because he doesnt fix your favorite Xorg bug. I am not the be all end 
all solution for your Fedora peeves. It would be nice if people dont 
treat others like crap in fedora-list too but then maybe I am asking too 

> - People are attracted to Fedora because of the level of trust they
>have in Redhat as a brand.  When they see RH 'handing over' / disowning
>a Fedora version they get a bad feeling.  It's the having done with it
>feeling in RH that led to the choice of the name 'legacy' in the first
I understand that but you can't have it both ways. When Red Hat does all 
the work there is a complaint that it isnt letting anyone else do 
anything. Now there is Fedora Extras, Documentation, Legacy and so on 
where the community can make a impact and you want Red Hat doing all the 
work?. We cant win this way.

>Here's a proposal... just give "fedora Legacy" the keys to the standard
>updates repo when its time is up.  Updates just keep coming, from the
>usual place, users don't have to take action or notice or get fearful.
>Change the "fedora Legacy" project name to "Stability Response Team",
>"updates-released monkeymen" or "Deep Update Attack Tigers!!!".  Stick
>an article or two in Red Hat Magazine saluting the work of the maintainers.
Agreed on that 100%.


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