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Re: Fedora philosophy (was ATI video comes out of the closet)



Chris Jones wrote:
What do you mean by 'know not to compare'?  FC3 and FC6 were virtually
identical to the cuts of RHEL at the corresponding times give or take an
  application version or two.  If you are considering a deployment on an
upcoming RHEL release, fedora is as close as you are going to get to
that code base for testing prior to the release.

Even better, have a little patience and wait until after the release, when the inevitable Centos or SL distro will follow and take a look at them first... As close to RHEL as you can get for free.

Doesn't make any sens to me for a company to base any discussion on using a given RHEL release, based on looking at Fedora that may or may not compare well.

Assume that your own application will take around a year to write/test before deployment. Do you wait to start that work until after the release of the OS and libraries you will be using, develop on something you know is wildly different, or do you try to use something as close as possible, knowing that backwards compatibility isn't taken very seriously in the Linux kernel and distribution world?

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 Les Mikesell
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