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Re: End of life for FC1?



On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 16:12:07 +0300, Niilo Kajander <nk kajander fi> wrote:
> > > AFAIR when FC3 get released, FC1 "support" will be dropped. After that
> > > the Fedora Legacy Project will take over and provide unofficial updates
> > > for some time. See http://www.fedoralegacy.org/.
> > 
> > There is no actual stated date yet for when fc1 will go eol. there is
> > a 2-3 month
> > window after fc2 release when fc1 eol is expected. Do NOT expect fc3
> > to come out before fc1 eol. FC1 will most likely happen during fc3
> > testing phase.  As soon as the fc3 testing schedule gets
> > created....fc1 eol will most likely be set as well.
> 
> Considering all of the problems that FC 2 has been having, I wonder if 
> Redhat would consider changing the published schedule so that a version of 
> FC wouldn't EOL until the second-following version was released.  IOW, FC 
> 1 shouldn't EOL until FC 3 is released, and FC 2 shouldn't EOL until FC 4 
> is released.  That might give folks more peace of mind, that they aren't 
> forced to upgrade to a buggy release like FC 2.
> 
> Ben
> 
> 
> 

Ben,

I couldn't agree with you more.  I like the progressive nature of the FC 
project, but there are different levels of testing/experimentation.  So, 
while on the one hand I would like my students to play around with the 
new features of FC2, even if they are rough and not production level, on 
the other hand I cannot afford to do so if it means unstable machines.  A 
good balance between "progressive" and "peace of mind" will increase the 
number of people willing to use and therefore test the new releases.

As it stands, I can't afford to upgrade to FC2 because of its buggy 
nature.  This in turn means that my students will not use and therefore 
not test FC2, which deminishes the FC community.  I may have to switch to 
some other distro for our linux lab.

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