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Re: long term support release



Dmitry Butskoy <buc odusz so-cdu ru> wrote:
> David Mansfield 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.
> 
> Well, I actually use Fedora in a strong production environment (power
> control office). The current policy (the EOL of F<n> is one month
> after the F<n+2>) provides me one year LTS (assuming the release is
> per half-year). Thus I just skip one release,
> i.e. FC1-->FC3-->FC5-->F7 .
> 
> One-year LTS is an acceptable compromise for me. But ideally, from the
> "production" point of view, I would prefer 9-month cycle (and hence
> 1.5year LTS) ...

While others are screaming that the very-latest (kernel|gcc|Gnome|KDE|...)
won't show up for some /months/yet!

Can't have it both ways, 6 months is a (reasonably) happy compromise...
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