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Re: End of life for FC1?

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.

This is an untrue and unfair statement. The truth of the matter is FC2 ON THE AVERAGE is far more stable and greatly improved over FC1. There have been a few regressions like the dual-boot problem (which is actually a combination of motherboard BIOS and Windows bugs) that is actually VERY RARE, but those users have complained loudly and media hyped it. There is also the P4800 something motherboard blacklist bug, and the VIA problem. Just because specific hardware is problematic does not make the entire distribution a "buggy release".

Anyway, the first kernel update should be coming soon that vanilla kernel 2.6.7 is approaching release, and various other updates are in the pipeline for FC2. You can watch many upcoming updates at this above URL.

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com

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