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Re: long term support release

Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> 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?

I don't see how that is less work (for the distribution-hackers, that is)
than just suggesting going with CentOS + CentOSPlus + EPEL...
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