Fedora Life Cycle

William Cattey wdc at MIT.EDU
Tue Oct 23 01:57:45 UTC 2007

Actually, I'm still working the kernel bug that broke the VESA driver  
that we opened when the Dell 745 first shipped.  I believe that  
desktop gets EOLed in the next month or so.  The Disk driver to SATA  
get off of BIOS compatibility mode came two quarters into the  
machine's life cycle.  The RHEL 5 driver update to get rid of the  
SATA timeouts on start-up won't ship till after the machine is gone  
at this rate.

So, yes quarterly updates should, in theory solve the problem.
In practice, they are necessary, but not sufficient.



William Cattey
Linux Platform Coordinator
MIT Information Services & Technology

N42-040M, 617-253-0140, wdc at mit.edu

On Oct 22, 2007, at 9:17 PM, jkeating wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:58:01 -0400
> William Cattey <wdc at MIT.EDU> wrote:
>> How can use cases for hardware available now, requiring a few
>> critical apps needing to be ported now be accommodated?  Neither
>> Enterprise nor Fedora fits well enough at the present time.
> RHEL regularly enables new hardware in the quarterlyish updates.  You
> aren't stuck with two year old hardware sets.
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