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Re: long term support release

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:51:43 -0700
"Stephen John Smoogen" <smooge gmail com> wrote:

> The issues usually come down to how many packages are covered by the
> trademark. CentOS has to make a lot patches to take out trademarks in
> documentation, programs etc... and even after spending 2 weeks on
> 5.0... we missed 10 or so packages. Then there are various things that
> are 'broken' if you don't use the RHN system (that was one or two
> issues). There is also the fact that RHEL sometimes doesn't supply all
> the packages from an RPM (this was much the case in 2 and 3, less than
> 4 & 5). Finally RH uses hidden build flags which have to be found out
> to get a package to match that.. which of course gets people wondering
> why they do it on this package etc which gets either conspiracy
> talking or people who will rebuild the package until they get a match.

Much of this is changing for the better.  The use of Koji internally
helps greatly, as does the effort going on in Fedora right now to
consolidate all the branding in easy to replace packages.  We're
learning, keep bringing these issues up to us.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

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