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Re: long term support release



On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 22:25 +0100, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 09:48:20PM +0100, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> 
> > RHEL and its derivatives, just like SUSE and Debian Stable, are
> > comparatively conservative. I need e.g. working QinQ, and that means
> > a 2.6.23 kernel. There's also a lot of software missing in RHEL --
> > like OpenSwan and Asterisk.
> 
> For the latter you can use EPEL (but not all is there yet, of course).
> 
> The first is true, but IMHO being (more) conservative in related to
> having a LTS release, so I don't see that much difference between
> a suggested Fedora LTS and RHEL/CentOS.

The #1 difference is 1000's of packages. 

The #2 difference is RHEL being an ultra conservative distro. 
Wrt. life-time and features, in comparison to Fedora, it's the other
extreme.

> Yes, but this sounds a bit like wanting to have a bleeding-edge distro,
> with a huge amount of packages, and with long time support.
> 
> Good luck finding a company wanting to build/maintain such a distro ;-).
It could be called Fedora - The only thing Fedora lacks is an extended
life time.

Ralf



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