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

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at redhat.com
Thu Jan 19 21:05:16 UTC 2006

Jeff Spaleta wrote:

>On 1/19/06, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:
>>No silver bullets I'm afraid but perhaps a comment on the download page
>>about the expected life duration .. and maybe a "timer" in anaconda
>>along the lines of "this version is more than 6 months old, there's
>>probably a newer version available, are you sure you want to continue"
>>would help. Dunno :-/
>"timer" in anaconda...hmmmmm
>Allow me to riff on that, what about some sort of notification flag
>associated update notification fetching that starts counting from when
>the current release changes.
>For example, you turn on an existing fc6 system or installing an fc6
>system a week after fc7 comes out. Anaconda or pup's notification
>applet reaches across the net and pulls Core update metadata looking
>for updates and gets some notification information which includes the
>fact that fc7 became avaliable a week ago. Now whatever tool you are
>using can present that information to the admin: "A new release of
>Fedora Core has been out for 7 days, here is some reference
>information about upgrading" or in anaconda perhaps something a bit
>harsher " WTF are you installing this old fedora release now that FC7
>has been available for a whole week!"  And then when FC6 goes into
>whatever you want to call legacy mode, the same flagging mechanism can
>be used to make another notification concerning the status change.
Seems reasonable. File a RFE.  Download section has been updated to 
include lifecyle information now along with the FAQ.


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