Fedora lifetime and stability

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Fri Nov 9 09:14:39 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 12:11:58AM -0800, Serguei Miridonov wrote:
> In July-August most F7 problems were resolved (for my system, 
> at least). The normal life has just started, but now F7 has 
> only 6-7 months to live? This is what makes me just rise my 
> hand and ask.
Don't you have the solution there!  :-)

Move to the 'latest' version of Fedora a few months before it goes

> My remarks are not to offense developers and maintainers. I 
> myself was a maintainer of a kernel driver and I know what it 
> cost to keep things alive. I started this thread having just 
> one thought in mind - improving Fedora, at least, to return 
> the stability that Red Hat and Fedora had in the past. This is 
> why I suggest to have one release an year, allow more time for 
> testing before the release and extend the lifetime at least 
> for two years.
I actually have quite a lot of sympathy with you.  I recently moved
from Slackware to Fedora 7 (like a couple of months ago), as a result
I got a very stable Fedora 7.  I'm seriously thinking about Ubuntu for
the reasons you outline but Ubuntu is just 'too GUI' for me in many
ways.  Fedora is in a good place for me as regards what it provides
but it would be nice to have a slightly less hectic life (version).

Chris Green

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