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State of 7.2/8.0 in Fedora Legacy



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With the recent addition of Red Hat Linux 9, and the nearing end of life 
of Fedora Core 1, it's becoming apparent that the Fedora Legacy project 
lacks the man power to properly support all these releases.

After trolling through bugzilla last night, it was quickly apparent that 
many of the packages in limbo were waiting on RHL 7.2/8.0 builds/QA.  
I've made noise before about dropping 7.2/8.0 and there has always been 
people making noise that they didn't want to see it dropped.  However I 
have not seen much (if any) community support for these releases.  For 
these reasons I am more inclined than ever to drop these releases.

For the most part, RHL 7.3 packages (and RHEL2.1 packages) can be 
rebuilt to run on 7.2, and RHL9 (RHEL3) packages can be rebuilt to run 
on 8.0.  However without proper testing and engineering by the Fedora 
Legacy community it would be irresponsible for us to just do these 
simple steps.

As we move forward, streamlining updates is absolutely necessary.  In 
order to streamline, the bottlenecks need to be addressed, and today 
these road blocks (aside from me and my personal time management 
issues) are RHL 7.2 and RHL 8.0.

So again, I broach the subject of removing these releases from official 
Fedora Legacy supported releases.  We will still be supporting the 
overwhelming majority of users and it is the best use of the limited 
resources of the Fedora Legacy project.

Please provide your (relevant) feedback.  Thanks.

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Jesse Keating RHCE      (http://geek.j2solutions.net)
Fedora Legacy Team      (http://www.fedoralegacy.org)
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