Legacy wiki -- statement?

Philip Molter philip at datafoundry.com
Wed Dec 13 14:16:47 UTC 2006

Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 04:42:36PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
>>> Now, let me get started on migrating those last servers running  legacy 
>>> versions of Fedora Core...
>> Migrating them to what? That's my question.
> If you can't upgrade every year (or ideally, twice year), CentOS is the
> clear answer.

If you make that kind of statement, you are effectively removing 
high-end server testing from Fedora Core.  If FC is still supposed to be 
a testbed for the newer software, whether it's desktop or high-end 
server, then that sounds like the wrong thing to say.

There are people who run servers for whom CentOS isn't a viable 
alternative because hardware upgrades necessitate running newer kernels 
and software than is available in current enterprise releases.  Right 
now, the Redhat/CentOS enterprise software offering is moving at a 
slower pace than the hardware people might run it on.  That's the case 
for us.  That's why we run Fedora Core on our rather large amount of 

I'm not saying this to complain or try to keep FC4 active or anything 
like that.  The FL project made their choices and we made ours based on 
what was stated at the time.  I see a lot of, "Well, if you can't keep 
up with our pace, CentOS is the distro for you," though, and that's just 
not true.  The FL project was a nice middle-ground for people between FC 
and CentOS.


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