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Re: long term support release



On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 22:59 -0500, David Mansfield wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 22:42 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> > On Jan 22, 2008 10:16 PM, David Mansfield <fedora dm cobite com> wrote:
> > > I'm fairly new to this list so if this is flame-bait, then I apologize.
> > > I was wondering whether there is any possibility of having the
> > > occasional 'long term support' (LTS) release of Fedora (say one every
> > > two years or something) so that users can settle down with the distro
> > > and actually become productive with it.
> > >
> > > Say the LTS cycle is one release every two years (every fourth Fedora
> > > release), and that the 'long term' for support only lasts for two years
> > > (which is pretty short to use the term long for, I realize), then there
> > > would only be one LTS release, and also the most current release to
> > > worry about at any given time.
> > >
> > > If there is simply not enough teampower to do this, then that's
> > > understood.
> > 
> > Just like every other Fedora related project, teampower is always an
> > issue.  That alone could shoot down the idea.  RHEL and CentOS are
> > certainly there if you do need something more stable, with I think
> > nearly 7 years support per release.  I'm not sure how Fedora and its
> > Community would benefit from a direct Fedora LTS release.  That "Other
> > Well Known Distro Maker" releases their LTS product with a similar
> > target audience that RHEL and CentOS serves.  The people that use
> 
> You're not suggesting I use the 'Other Well Known Distro' are you?
> Seriously, though, on my latest laptop I tried CentOS 5, and it was
> awful on a laptop.  Synaptic problems, networkmanager problems, crappy
> wireless support (out of date) etc.  I killed it in about a week.  I
> also tried the Other distro and as a Fedora (and Red Hat Linux before
> that) guy, it just doesn't do it for me.  Old dog, new tricks.  It
> lasted about a month. That said, updating every 6 months doesn't do it
> for me either.  What's a Fedora lover to do?

But new hardware will always be a problem for older distros, try
installing the last Ubuntu LTS on your laptop... when we next do a
Fedora/RHEL split which will be RHEL6 all the hw that is supported in
Fedora will follow across..

Dave.




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