Security Response Team / EOL

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Sat Apr 29 03:17:04 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 16:14 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 09:53 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Currently there are five releases in maintenance mode, aka managed by
> > fedora legacy. Maybe in the future this will decrease, but somehow
> > whenever legacy tries to kick out a release some people start crying
> > and it is kept. But let's assume 3-4 releases on the average in the
> > future.
> Lets not assume that.  I'm tired of hearing people cry, and releases
> will get dropped, and a strict adherence to the timeline will be met.
> It was a mistake of mine to ever extend the life beyond what we set
> forth.
Sorry, but I beg to differ:

* wanting to discontinue FC(N-1) at FC(N+1)test2 is a fault, because it
doesn't provide a sufficient overlap to FC(N+1), for users wanting to
upgrade from FC(N-1) to FC(N+1) [e.g. FC3->FC5].

* disabling maintainers from providing bugfixes for FE < N-1 by shutting
down the build system would be a fault.

I.e. IMO, NOW (FC5+xxx weeks) is the time to officially announce FC3
into "bug-fix-only maintenance" but to keep the buildsystem for FE3 up
for quite some time. When to shut this down, is a different question
(c.f. Security Team thread).


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