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Re: long term support release



On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 22:02 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008 9:16 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.
> 
> I'm somewhat curious as to what prevents you from being productive
> with it? I'm pretty happy with mine.
> 
> 

I've found it takes quite a while to find out the latest problems with
the release (always wireless problems etc), get multimedia installed
correctly, find out how the menus have been screwed up ;-) etc.  Also,
if you have any 'install from source' programs, it's hit-or-miss as to
whether they'll need to be recompiled, reinstalled and reconfigured, and
in my 10 years experience, I've learned to never bring precompiled code
from another platform over, even if the other platform is Fedora
$(current-1).

All this is fine, and I do it.  But I'd like to avoid it for, let's say,
a HTPC where installing and configuring mythtv is going to take weeks to
do.

David
      


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