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Re: long term support release



2008/1/23 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:50:53 -0500
> Chuck Anderson <cra WPI EDU> wrote:
>
> > Not really.  You have to wait ~6 months for the newest release to
> > stabalize before upgrading to it, so that cuts down the maintained
> > lifetime to only 6 months.
>
> This is ridiculous BS that is self serving.  If everybody waited until
> release+6M to try it out, the "safe" date would become release+12M, and
> so on.  It's entirely a piss poor attitude and does nothing to better
> the project.
>

Well in a large scale enterprise setting it could be 6 months BUT NOT
because of stability issues on Fedora side. Documenting, coming up
with security plans, support procedures for internal help desk,
testing that software works with internal applications etc usually
took us 2 months on EL with a lot of stuff 'fluffed' over as done by
upstream. In a Fedora setting it took a lot longer as we couldn't say
that there was a commercial entity doing that testing for us. Of
course that would also mean that the packages that came out for Fedora
8 would only get backported fixes etc versus getting updates to the
latest and greatest.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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