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Re: EPEL Support and bug fixes, et al

On Monday, October 18, 2010 12:28:23 pm Michael Stahnke wrote:
> During our weekly EPEL discussion of bugs, some conversation started
> around EL4.  We realize there is still a significant EL4 population
> out in the wild, but at the same time many of the open bugs are not
> fixable, or not easily fixable given the versions of software
> available.
> I wondered if we should attempt to mirror what Red Hat does with its
> support for the enterprise product line.  The following link describes
> how Red Hat handles support through the release cycle (7 years of
> support) for a version of RHEL.  While EPEL may not want to mirror
> exactly date-for-date, this might be a good baseline to look at when
> considering how to handle bugs on older version of EL and EPEL.
> I'd like to have much more discussion on this topic  from package
> maintainers, bug fixers, and from EPEL users.
> If you'd like to chime in, please do.
> https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/
> stahnma

I thought it was long ago decided that once a RHEL release hits the point of 
maintainece only epel would do the same.

however it could all be just in my head


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