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Re: long term support release



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Jan 24, 2008 11:38 PM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
Also, wouldn't you consider the fact Ubuntu launches "Ubuntu LTS" to be
evidence enough that others see a market nice?

I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu LTS is something that Canonical as a
business entity as chosen to launch and leverages as part of its
business model and is not in point of fact relying primarily on
community manpower to make the LTS offering actually work.  Find me a
business entity who would like to do something similar in Fedora space
and I'll gladly talk to them about making room in the project.

How about a slight variation on the fedora LTS plan that might vastly reduce the needed work and let people keep running without the dangers of going without security fixes? What if the versions supported were the ones used as the base of the RHEL cuts, and the subsequent updates were recompiled from the CentOS source RPM's? There's a certain amount of incest or irony there, depending on how you look at it, but isn't re-using work what free software is supposed to be all about?

In some cases you might need to re-enable some features removed in RHEL (as CentosPlus does with the kernel) but the changes should all be pretty obvious to someone with both source packages. And it would be nice if additional feature-enabled packages made it into the Centosplus repo in the cases where a fedora packager wanted to maintain them.

I could see why RH might oppose this for business reasons - but if that's the case they should just say so.

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  Les Mikesell
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