Fedora Life Cycle

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Oct 23 06:04:56 UTC 2007

Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira wrote:
> By example i will use the biggest Brazilian Fedora Case.
> SERPRO (Brazilian Government IT Department) has more than 8.000 desktop
> stations and several servers using Fedora inside spread in 26 Brazilian
> States.
> Do you have any idea of what i'm  talking about ????
> How can they update it every six month?? It's a craziness !!

But with a life cycle of 13 months, why not update yearly?

> It involves planning and a lot of work! it's not that simple!!!!!

Maybe you read about the proposal to change the development process and 
replace test 1,2,3 with alpha, beta, release candidate. Maybe planning 
the update may start in advance, around RC?

> IMHO the release and life cycle  must be increased!
> RELEASE -> 1 per year
> LIFE CYCLE -> 2 years
> It'd reduce the Artwork, Free Media, Marketing, Translation,
> Documentation and Packing issues.

This is desktop use, seriously, for desktop would you want to use less 
than the latest version of your applications? Would you use *now* 
Firefox 1.5, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, GIMP 2.2 or Inkscape 0.44?

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