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Re: long term support release



Richi Plana wrote:

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.

I was about to say that that is exactly what RHEL-to-CentOS is for, but
thinking about it, I think I know what your problem is with CentOS.

The problem with CentOS is that updates aren't really updates with new features as you would have in fedora updates. They are security/bugfixes backed into the same old versions.

One thing not factored with CentOS is how old it is compared to the
version of Fedora that it's supposed to be based upon. If I understand
you correctly, your concept of LTS is based on the Final stable release
of Fedora and will be supported for two years as opposed to some version
of CentOS which upon release is probably years behind the final release
of rawhide it was based on and therefore obsolete with hardware (which
also has a fast release cycle). (Could someone do the math?)

I'm not sure I understand the hardware issue. If you need to keep something running a long time, you must have already had the system on hardware with working support. What's missing is an option to upgrade apps to versions with current features. I think the best you can do is run the latest version of CentOS, pick the few apps that you really care about and rebuild new versions yourself periodically either from the upstream source or fedora src rpms when possible.

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  Les Mikesell
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