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Re: fedora 7 schedule (was Re: Fedora 7 planing)

Jeremy Katz wrote:
3 is the only one that is guaranteed to ship a stable product without causing a delay. 1 can also ship stable product without a delay, but only if you know you can assign someone to do the work in a finite timeframe. If 1 becomes "hope someone patches the feature" then 1 can mean delay. 4 almost invariably means delay.

When we're talking about the kernel, though, 3 _isn't_ guaranteed to be
a stable product ;)  If you go back to a previous kernel release, then
perhaps you've just lost all the security improvements.  Or lost the
ability to support hardware that's been released in the intervening six
months since Fn-1.

Right, which is why most large pieces of software have a stable and unstable branch...

You could always have a "special kernel exception" - better to have one package that can screw you, instead of hundreds...


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