Fedora Core 5 Retirement

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Tue Jul 3 04:32:09 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 01:41:47PM -0400, Warren Togami wrote:
 > As of Monday, July 2nd 2007, Fedora Core 5 has gone into retirement.  No 
 > further updates will be issued for FC5 or FE5 as we refocus our 
 > developer attention to development of F8 and maintenance of our most 
 > recent stable Fedora 7.
 > The Fedora Project now runs on a N+2 + 1 month support schedule.  This 
 > means the supported lifetime of FC5 was scheduled to end one month after 
 > the release of F7.  FC5 was supported from March 20th 2006 through July 
 > 2nd 2007, or a good ~15.5 months.
 > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/8/Schedule
 > By the current Fedora 8 development schedule, the supported lifetime of 
 > FC6 is to continue to a minimum of early December 2007.

In the past, what happens to the still-open bugs against an EOL'd
release has been decided by the individual package owner.
I've seen..

* Move all bugs to currently open release
* Move all bugs to rawhide
* Close bugs WONTFIX
* "please upgrade" msg, NEEDINFO, wait a while, ->WONTFIX
* Nothing, bugs left open, users left unaware that no fix is coming.

all used as potential strategies for dealing with this, but it
would be good to have a unified message.  It would also probably
be much faster for bugzilla admins to run some SQL query than
each developer doing this by hand (last time I did it for the
kernel, it took several hours for the 'change multiple bugs'
thing to finish, with firefox actually timing out a few times).



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