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Re: system autodeath



> seth vidal wrote:
>> A friend forwarded me this blog:
>> http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/blog/linux/autodeath.1024px
>>
>> and I wondered if it would be something to consider for fedora releases.
>>
>> This would NOT be as a default, but as a package you can install, if you
>> wish, to drop the route on your box after whatever expiration date. We
>> can set the release date in a file in the package and key from there.
>>
>>
>> If the package was included in a fedora repo we could have it have a
>> death date of whenever the release started + 14months (some wiggle room
>> for release slips) for example.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>
> I think it is much better to hookup preupgrade with PackageKit so you
> get notification on your desktop when there is a new release and a easy
> path to do so. Notifying and encouraging users to upgrade would solve
> the problem of people sticking to old unmaintained releases in a much
> nicer way.

+1 Sounds like a job for the LiveUpgrade SIG.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/LiveUpgrade

> Rahul
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