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Re: End of life for FC1?



one thing to remember.............

one of the first things I learned was to buy hardware that IS compatible
with Linux........

I have stuck to that and I have had no problems............

Don Dupy
Systems Administrator
Maxxrad PC Services
http://www.maxxrad.net
email: fedora maxxrad net

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Warren Togami wrote:

> 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".
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=125270
> 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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