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Re: Feature proposal: Extended Life Cycle Support



On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Jeroen van Meeuwen<kanarip kanarip com> wrote:
>
> The CentOS project, or it's upstream, has a release cycle of approximately
> three years -not a steady release cycle of three years but that's what it
> turns out to be. This disqualifies the distribution(s) as desktop Linux
> distributions, as desktops tend to need to run the latest and greatest for
> as far the latest and greatest lets them.
>
> Does that make sense?
>

No, it doesn't make a great deal of sense. You say a market for this
is the corporate desktop, but a government department I work with runs
their scientific desktops on RHEL 4. They have a lot of in-house apps
that are known to work on that platform. There is absolutely no sense
in expending resources on switching to a newer version until that
version's EOL is in sight.


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Mat Booth
www.matbooth.co.uk


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