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Re: lwn article on the death of Fedora Legacy

On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 08:58:33AM -0400, James Kosin wrote:
> > E) See if any Fedora Core engineers are interested in, out of the goodness
> >    of their hearts, building updates for their packages in Legacy when it
> >    isn't much extra work -- and enabling them to easily do so.
> The only problem with this is WHY ever go with the latest FC6 or 7 or
> whatever if you can have the packages updated to the latest even if
> you have FC2.

I really don't think that's a major concern. Most packages wouldn't be
updated to the newest version -- just the ones where that's the easiest
thing to do.

> Legacy is all about security-updates!!!  ONLY!!!
> The policy is update with PATCHES if at all possible.  From RH even
> better; otherwise fall back to other sources for patches such as the
> development groups, etc.  Only if EVERYTHING else fails, you can
> update to the latest stable release to fix the flaw.

Right now, everything is clearly failing.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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