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Re: Feature proposal: Extended Life Cycle Support



Ding-Yi Chen wrote:
> Therefore, I would like to propose an alternative approach,
> namely, project Denture. See my blog post for further information:
> http://dingyichen.livejournal.com/14055.html
> 
> Any comments?

As I've tried to explain to you last time you proposed that approach on your 
blog, that approach is completely broken by design and cannot work. Please 
go back to those blog posts and reread my comments. John5432's replies here 
also point out the issues.

For example, you suggest blacklisting qt because of the renames, but that 
means NO Qt/KDE app can be upgraded to a supported version. (Fedora 8, the 
last release prior to the renames, is no longer supported.)

You'll find that many of the packages you'll want to upgrade won't work 
because of some blacklisted dependency, and even where they appear to work, 
they might not actually work (see also John5432's point about unspecified 
minimum version dependencies). There's no way to just use the packages from 
a newer distribution on an older one, we have separate branches for a 
reason, there's no way around them. And your idea of cherry-picking 
individual packages for upgrading is just unsupportable.

        Kevin Kofler



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