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Re: Feature proposal: Extended Life Cycle Support

On 07/05/2009 08:03 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:

They already have 7 months of time to move to the next version. It's just if
they absolutely want to skip a version that they only have 1 month.

In the field I've often found that a Fedora at GA+0 isn't really ready to deploy. A bunch of fixes come in quickly, and things are mostly rock-solid by 2 months in, maybe 3.

So, one can't really plan to skip versions and remain stable - 1 month is too short.

One way to look at this project, then, would be to extend the EOL of the previous version by that period (however it could be rigorously defined). That would enable effective version skipping, thus doubling the effective life of a release.

The tools required to make a 2-version skip dependable would be another useful avenue.

WRT Legacy, that was done before the Extras merge, right? Did Legacy handle Extras? I don't recall, but if not that could make this incarnation that many times more difficult.


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