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Re: Upcoming transition of FC3

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On Oct 19, 2005, at 1:57 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:

FC3 will soon be in our hands, when FC5 test 2 is released.  According
to our schedule, this means that FC1 will be retired. FC2 and FC3 will
be the maintained Fedora releases.

I will be working with Red Hat to try and make a smooth transition
between them and us for FC3 updates. Today I am populating the download
server with the current FC3 content and I will be syncing at regular
intervals until release time.  I'm open to ideas regarding the
transition, but my current thought is to have Red Hat make one final
update to yum that would include an /etc/yum.repos.d/legacy.repo file
that has all our repository information there. Turned off of course, I
still want uses to make a conscience choice on turning on Legacy
updates.

As for FC1, now would be a great time to make a big push on clearing out
all current bugs open particularly for FC1.  When we take on Fc3, we
will fulfill all open bugs for FC1, but not open any new ones.  The
content will remain on the download server for now, although duplicate
updates or deprecated updates may be removed to save disk space.

I like the idea of having a yum repo file pushed out by redhat, although I'm not sure if they'd go for it or not. If not, I think a good idea may be for us to release a package like legacy-yumconf-fc3 which would provide the file /etc/yum.repos.d/legacy.repo. CentOS does something similar if you want an example. If we get real ambitious, we could even stick our GPG key on the system (they'd still have to manually import it to yum/rpm).

Also, it'd be nice to get an announcement on fedora.redhat.com and/or fedoraproject.org that the transition will take place (and/or has taken place) like they did for the FC2 transition. We could put up something on the Legacy wiki with the estimated date for the transition (looks like Dec. 12th according to http:// fedora.redhat.com/participate/schedule/ ).

Aside from that, we'll also need to update our wiki with info for fc3, and update everything to say we support FC3 but no longer FC1...

-Jeff

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