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

Dave Jones wrote:
tbh, I agree with you. Fedora should not be hostage to RHEL feature requirements.
Merging Xen was the single biggest headache I've faced in kernel maintainence
in the last 3.5 years.  Even NPTL against the RHL 2.4 kernels was a walk
in the park compared to this fiasco.

I agree with this statement in principal, but from I put on my Fedora (hat?) I see that Red Hat is still our largest contributor, and will be for the time being. So we do make some sacrifices to help out The Company.

But wrt this particular issue, I see it largely as a question of support. Talking with Brian Stevens, Stein and Tim B they brought up the suggestion of breaking it out into its own rpm and making it Red Hat's responsibility - not yours. Keep things moving and if supporting Xen is really important then these guys will step up to the plate and carry it themselves.

I think that from the standpoint of supporting existing Fedora users and for our next release it really does become a question of whether or not Red-Hat-the-Company steps up to support it. They certainly can't make it _your_ problem without backing you with the proper resources to handle it.


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