On 6/14/06, Tim Thome <tthome@xxxxxxx> wrote:
My last words on the subject... The RH9 GA Release, as far as I can tell, was 03/31/03. Putting RH's timeline for life-cycle, maintenance should be carried on for a minimum of 5 years.
I am trying ot find where the 5 years comes from. The only promises of support I remember for 5 years was for people who were paying RHN contracts and that was worded that the updates would be available on the RHN server for 5 years.
I think this is probably unreasonable, as the team's resources are limited, which is why we're having this discussion.
I agree. The largest burden of engineering costs at any company is maintenance support. My take is that RHEL-2 and RHEL-3 are actually the larger time/money sinks for Red Hat because of this.. I know that trying to get fixes out for RHL5.2 during 6.x was a major pain and caused delays for other things back then. -- Stephen J Smoogen. CSIRT/Linux System Administrator -- fedora-legacy-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-legacy-list