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

Horst von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Fri Jan 20 04:51:08 UTC 2006

Gilboa Davara <gilboad at gmail.com> wrote:


> While I agree that people should have switched to FC4 by now (though I
> too use FC3 on some machines... somehow, at least for me, FC3 was a
> better release), or be prepared to use FL when it EOLs.
> I'm just looking to give people a-bit of extra time to sleep on it.

Problem is, they /did/ sleep on it... and are now awakening.


> Having FL kick in when the current release is... released and having an
> automated switch to FL tool is the best combo IMHO.
> It'll give people an option to either:
> A. Automatically move to FL.

And then they'll screem bloody murder when FC4 is finally EOLed by FL...

> B. Upgrade to a mid-life release. (FC5)

This should be made easy. I.e., switch midstream "painlessly". The problem
is that installing (or upgrading) with the then-current media will give you
a system that needs tons of updates up front. OTOH, doing a "midlife
respin" will only get people to wait trying it out when it comes out, so...

> C. Upgrade to bleeding edge release. (FC6).

Must do it anyway, at least with a few test machines.


> My main point is:
> Switching over to FL isn't stream-lined/automated.

Will be, as the discussion here shows.

People, please cut the guys behind all this some slack. Fedora /is/ an
experiment, nobody (yet) knows exactly how to do it right, the current
discussion is on how to make it better. Besides, Fedora Core is a gift from
Red Hat to its users (can't call people whose main "contribution" is
complaints a "community"...), better step up and lend a hand.
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