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Re: a plan for updates after end of life



Patrice Dumas wrote:
On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 07:50:29PM -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Yes. If there is not enough people to do the work anymore.
If I can't reasonably trust the continuity of the branch, it makes it a lot
less useless to me.

One cannot reasonably trust a volunteer based project. I am just writing
down that plain fact.

A time span could be set up, but it doesn't make sense. Why stop when
there are still maintainers? How to continue when there aren't enough
maintainers? Transparently using packages when there is somebody
maintaining them seems the best to me.

Looks like a real-world case is here already with the publication of the vm_splice bug that would be outstanding in at least FC6. That's probably a bad thing for users of the FC6 based k12ltsp version since the corresponding new version is still in the planning stages and they would mostly be running in a hostile multiuser environment.

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  Les Mikesell
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