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Re: long term support release



Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 14:55 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 19:35 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
Further: IMO, fedora legacy did not fail. It was discontinued by
management, because it collided the certain business interests.

Ralf,
 I know there's no way to convince you of this,

No there isn't.

Sad.

This thread added further to this. It once again made it clear that many
parties being involved into Fedora aren't willing in implementing a
Fedora LTS or simply extending the lifetime of Fedora for various
reasons - We will see if Ubuntu LTS will be a success. I would assume it
to further contribute to Fedora loosing ground.

The people who were supposed do do the work, didn't. That's how OSS
projects die,

 however, this isn't at
all what happened. Legacy just died.

As I see it, it died, because people wanted to let it to die for various
different individual motivations.

... and not enough people stepped up to keep it alive. This was /not/ the
result of some "Red Hat conspiracy", Fedora Legacy could very well have
gone its own way, /if there had been enough interest/. Much more irritating
as competition than a "Fedora LTS" are projects like CentOS, and those are
doing well.

My opinion also. There simply wasn't enough traction, and it's understandable as back-porting security fixes is not exactly a fun job.

Certainly if enough people are interested, nothing is preventing a group of motivated contributors from starting again. Pick a Fedora version and build from there. Personally I would wait for critical projects such as NetworkManager and dbus to stabilize a bit before embarking on a project like that.

-denis


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