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

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at redhat.com
Wed Jan 18 18:23:37 UTC 2006

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:50:35 +0200, Gilboa Davara <gilboad at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. [...] This policy has one glaring
> drawback: User that seek an upgrade can either (1) install a mid-life
> release (FC4 in this case) or (2) install a beta release. (FC5 Test2 in
> this case).

I do not see a drawback here, and definitely not a glaring one.
If you wanted a fresh release, then why didn't you install FC4 when
it was fresh? If you didn't want a fresh release, midlife release
is good and stable for you. The whole situation described above
only happens to procrastinators who wait until the EOL announcement
before updating.

> Extending the life of FC4 by (a mere?) ~2 months, will give FC4 users
> seeking an upgrade a chance to make an informed decision based upon how
> FC6 behaves, without leaving them open to security risks.

No. All it does is creating an illusion that you can jump two releases.
It does not work this way. You have to do one at a time.

-- Pete

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