Fedora lifetime and stability

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Mon Nov 12 09:33:07 UTC 2007

On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 08:48:09PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Strong wrote:
>> On 08 Nov 2007 10:47:35 -0500 DJ Delorie <dj at delorie.com> wrote:
>>>> I think that it might be a good idea to increase the time between Fedora 
>>>> releases and/or make the lifetime of every release at least 2-3 years.  
>>> That's what RHEL and CentOS are for.
>> Yes, but they use not so up-to-date software as F! Why not satisfy
>> Serguei Miridonov thought? What a mystery is there with the
>> lifetime/release period of F? Why some speak F needs shorter
>> lifetime/release period just to be on "edge"? - the thing I keep try to
>> find out not the first time.
> Have people forgotten the fedoralegacy project so soon? That was the intent 
> of the project, to port at least security fixes back to the early 
> distributions. Labor intensive!
> It would be nice if an FC release could be supported for security issues 
> only for some reasonable length of time, maybe two years from iitial 
> release? That's not forever, but it does allow people to actually *use* 
> their computers for a while before taking another ride on the FC-current 
> learning curve. I'm kind of making do with FC6 and a kernel.org kernel, but 
> I know at some point I will have to upgrade or start maintaining some stuff 
> myself.
> There's no middle ground, CentOS is aimed at stability, FC at being near 
> the cutting edge, and I just don't like admin on ubuntu, it's great to run 
> "out of the box" but not as nice as FC to tweak a little.
Yes, I think that's just about where I am too.

So <AOL> Me too! </AOL>   :-)

Chris Green

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