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

Mike A. Harris mharris at mharris.ca
Fri Jan 20 09:37:04 UTC 2006

Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 11:32 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
>>On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 12:17 +1100, Bojan Smojver wrote:
>>>Quoting "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters mac com>:
>>>>Not everyone feels the need to fix what isn't broken
>>>Yes. Maybe these people should have stayed on Red Hat Linux 5.0 then?
>>It's been less than a year since FC3 was the CURRENT version.
>>Let's not make a strawman out of the issue.
> I think the thing that should be much more clearly pointed out than it
> currently is, is the fact that any given FC release is a *very*
> short-lived distribution. People install FC<whatever> because they heard
> somebody talk about how cool distro it is, without realizing AT ALL that
> the version they're installing is about to go EOL in two months or so. 

Perhaps anaconda should be modified to let people know during
install, how much longer the release will be maintained before
it is transferred to legacy.  ;o)

"Installer alert: You do realize that this release is no longer
  maintained actively, but has been transfered to the Fedora
  Legacy project, which may provide community maintained
  security updates.  If you wish to use a currently maintained
  OS release, please upgrade to a newer Fedora Core release."

Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *  http://mharris.ca
                       Proud Canadian.

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