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Re: long term support release



On Jan 23, 2008 8:20 AM, David Mansfield <fedora dm cobite com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 21:21 -0700, Richi Plana wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 22:16 -0500, David Mansfield 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.
> >
> > 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?)
> >
> > Did I understand your problem correctly?
>
> That's certainly a big part of it.  A big part.  You're right, when
> Fedora comes out, it's at least current for the hardware of the day, but
> when CentOS does come out with a major release, it's not even going to
> work right on that same hardware, let alone new hardware that comes out
> later.
>
> Also, there are quirks that appear in the EL spins that weren't there in
> the Fedora releases.  One example is some weird synaptic touchpad
> problem I had that was only on the EL kernels.  Is that ever going to
> get fixed?  No, it's not even a bug in the synaptic code, its somewhere
> else.  That's just an example though.
>

If its a bug in the kernel or EL shipped hardware it should be fixed
(if Red Hat knows about it) I don't know what the problem is exactly
as the few synaptics touchpads I have worked with 5.0 and 5.1.


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