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Fedora release lifecyle



Hi


The current proposal (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraSummit/ReleaseProcess) of changing the Fedora lifecycle to support release N until N+2 is releases or approximately 13+ months is pretty good but I am wondering if we can go a bit further. My suggestion would be look at a differentiated life cyle between Fedora server and desktop variants in the upcoming release or have a policy as follows

First six months - Feature additions, bug and security fixes six months Next six months - Only bug and security fixes
Next six months - Only critical security fixes*

For reference, here is what some other distributions do. Couldnt find proper information for many other distributions.

OpenSUSE
2 years
http://en.opensuse.org/SUSE_Linux_Lifetime

Mandriva
12 months for desktop. 18 months for base and 24 months for server.
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/productlifetime

Ubuntu
18 months of security only updates for regular releases.
http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

[*] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-security-list/2006-October/msg00006.html

Rahul


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