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

n0dalus n0dalus+redhat at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 21:56:36 UTC 2006

On 1/20/06, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
> Don't set your hopes to high on the clock being right before ntp is run

As a conservative estimate I would say 80%-90% of computer clocks are
within 24 hours of the right time.

> Instead, why not :
> 1. Publish an ical calendar on fedoraproject.org with fedora release
> events. Something like
> webcal://fedora.redhat.com/participate/schedule/fedora-project.ics
> but user-oriented ie simplified and localized
> -> That means you can report any release scheduling change transparently
> (this never happens, right ?)
> 2. Specify a config file / conf.d directory where the admin can drop
> webcals URIs which are then sourced by default by webcal-aware source
> apps (including for example the gnome clock applet)
> -> needs some KDE/Gnome/freedesktop cooperation
> -> nothing hardcoded, make your admins happy
> 3. make a fedora-schedule rpm which drops 1. in 2. and is installed by
> default by anaconda
> -> corporations can choose to block its installation via normal
> kickstarting
> -> or even distribute their own corporate agenda this way)
> Most of the infrastructure to share calendar events remotely is already
> here, you only have to tweak it a bit to allow admins to distribute
> caldav refs to users.

However, the percentage of users who never touch a calendar
application is ... I would say quite high. Certainly much much higher
than the percentage of computers where an installation warning would
(or wouldn't) be displayed correctly.

> Please to not create yet another ubber-specialized applet timer which
> will bitrot faster than you can write it

The warning can be worded in a way that makes it a non-issue if the
computer's clock is wrong. Eg, "The installer has detected your
computer clock is set to <DATE>. That means this version of Fedora
Core is now <X> months/years old. It is suggested that you check for a
new version on the Fedora website <url>. If the computer's clock is
wrong or you would like to install this version of Fedora Core anyway,
press Continue."


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