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Sorry for confusion -- Re: Some supporting ideas regarding fedora legacy project when FC6 is out today

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Hi,

 Sorry, confusion regarding the release date and "end
of official support" date.

 But in general, That doesn't look like a bad idea, a
strategy similar to linux kernel maintenance.

 Every will gain from the strategy: Redhat RPM lovers
will stay happily with FC/FCLegacy with longer release
support time; Redhat Inc. will attract more users, I
mean, both pure enthusiastic and small business users.
Currently FC just scares aways small business users to
Debian/Gentoo because the former have so short a
lifespan. Without real business users play in these FC
test-beds RHEL will die away shortly. 

 FC Legacy support group have no reasons to object the
strategy as well? :) There are lesser releases to
support but better support for supported ones.



--- Robinson Tiemuqinke <hahaha_30k@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
>  Glad that FC6 is out today for download/playing. 
> 
>  But FC5 and FC6 are released too closely -- only
> three months apart. while FC4 had released over one
> year before FC5 appeared. Consequently, a lot of
> people and small organizations, as far as I know,
> have
> installed bunches of "free" FC4 boxes instead of
> FC5.
> Thereafter, they will directly go to FC6 instead of
> FC4->FC5->FC6, taking into the consideration of that
> each upgrade from one release to another one is not
> a
> tedious work.
> 
>  Based on the above fact, one idea will flow out
> naturally: based on the limited resourses of fedora
> legacy groups, and facing losing users because
> limited
> legacy support is flatted to each FC legacy release.
> Is it possible to support only some subset of
> releases? We can take the following strategy:
> 
>  1, for each odd-numbered release, take it as a
> alpha
> version release, and don't support it with limited
> fedora legacy resources. So FC5, FC7, FC9 will not
> go
> into fedora legacy. and they will be in
> official(redhat) support status in no more than half
> year, or even a quarter. 
> 
>  2, for each even-numbered release, take it as a
> post-beta version release. these version will stay
> in
> official support for more than one year like FC4,
> then
> after its ending of official support, the release
> will
> go to fedora legacy for another one and half years
> or
> even longer based on resources.
>  
>  3, for the support even-numbered releases, both
> i386/x86_64 arches are supported. because nowadays
> all
> new machines are amd64 or Intel EM64T, while
> original
> i386 is still in use.
> 
>  This way we can bring FC releases back into the
> free
> RH years since RH6.0 to RH9, helpful for FC, RH and
> users.
>  
> 
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