End of life for FC1?

Chalonec Roger Chalonec.Roger at pbgc.gov
Thu Jun 10 12:13:49 UTC 2004

So security updates will continue after 3 months for FC1 but other
updates will stop 2-3 months after the first release of FC2 which is in
about 2.5 months?

I am relatively new to Linux and so far have been quite pleased with FC1
and have received tons of help from this forum.  I must say that for me
it is disturbing that FC1 would end of life 3 months after FC2 is
released.  I naturally would want to see FC1 support never end but I
know that will not happen and should not happen.  However, eol 3 months
after a first subsequent release comes out does seem too aggressive.  I
understand that FC is meant to stretch the boundaries of existing
technologies and as such, support for releases can't continue forever.
In short though, I think 3 months is too short and I think that a longer
period before eol will help Fedora/Linux gain more aceptance for new and
potential new adopters.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Aaron Bennett
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 2:45 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: End of life for FC1?

dante at virtualblueness.net wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>I've looked at the fedora site for their release schedule, however,
>nowhere do I see when support for FC1 will end --- support in the sense

>that the team will make updates available.  The reason I'm asking is
>I would like to use FC for our linux lab and I'm not confortable with
>given that it is "rough around the edges".  FC1 is ideal for our needs,

>but not if updates for it will end soon.

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Aaron Bennett
UNIX Administrator
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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