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Re: RHEL 5+ extended to 10 years until EOL



On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 08:32:04AM -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> People have probably seen this already but just want to make sure:
> 
> http://www.redhat.com/about/news/press-archive/2012/1/red-hat-enterprise-linux-stability-drives-demand-for-more-flexibility-in-long-term-operating-system-deployments
> 
> RHEL5 EOL extended to March 31, 2017
> RHEL6 EOL is now November 30, 2020
> 
> What do people think of  supporting for three extra years?  Does it cause
> undue hardship for anyone?  Do we need to adjust for maintainers who
> silently abandon their packages?  Or is it ho-hum, three more years.
> 
> -Toshio

I don't personally have any real issues with longer EOL, its not really
any newly created challenge but just that we continue along with
challenges we face today for a bit longer than originally planned.

Just my $0.02

-AdamM


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