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Re: RFE: Retire Fedora Core 4 only _after_ FC6 has been released.



Hi

One could say that users are guided into making "Fedora Legacy" the
red-haired stepchild in their minds by:

- the name... as others said 'legacy' is almost completely negative
Maybe. Jesse Keating isnt a marketing guy. He called it what it was.

- the fact that unlike Extras, legacy repos do not come out of the box
in /etc/yum.repos.d .
There are plans to fix that already

- Fedora Legacy had bad press on LWN and elsewhere for security update
latencies in its early days
Because the community didnt step up to do the work required. Do it. There is no magic bullets here. By the time you spend discussing how bad legacy infrastructure is you could update the websites, QA a few packages and throw in a few documentation and oh btw stop mailing me off list about how kernel module proposal sucks or why RH people are jerks because they didnt tell you about mono or why Mike Harris is a jerk because he doesnt fix your favorite Xorg bug. I am not the be all end all solution for your Fedora peeves. It would be nice if people dont treat others like crap in fedora-list too but then maybe I am asking too much.

- People are attracted to Fedora because of the level of trust they
have in Redhat as a brand.  When they see RH 'handing over' / disowning
a Fedora version they get a bad feeling.  It's the having done with it
feeling in RH that led to the choice of the name 'legacy' in the first
place.
I understand that but you can't have it both ways. When Red Hat does all the work there is a complaint that it isnt letting anyone else do anything. Now there is Fedora Extras, Documentation, Legacy and so on where the community can make a impact and you want Red Hat doing all the work?. We cant win this way.

Here's a proposal... just give "fedora Legacy" the keys to the standard
updates repo when its time is up.  Updates just keep coming, from the
usual place, users don't have to take action or notice or get fearful.
Change the "fedora Legacy" project name to "Stability Response Team",
"updates-released monkeymen" or "Deep Update Attack Tigers!!!".  Stick
an article or two in Red Hat Magazine saluting the work of the maintainers.
Agreed on that 100%.

--
Rahul
Fedora Bug Triaging - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers


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