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Re: Documentation project status



Akbar,

You insist on steering this thread off course don't you :-)

This is not the correct forum for your views below.


On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 11:45:49PM -0800, Akbar S. Ahmed wrote:
> 
> 
> Luiz Rocha wrote:
> 
> >  And being a RHEL R&D platform means to me that Fedora can, with caution, 
> >  be used in production enviroment. Something that would also benefit with 
> >the avaliability of a good doc base.
> 
> Off the bat I'd like to say that I think good docs are a great idea. 
> Fedora needs good docs. That goes without saying.
> 
> On another note...
> 
> I'll quote Red Hat staff here, "Fedora is not a production environment!" 
> Maybe not exact but close enough.
> 
> What I've expressed were views repeated of what I've heard from or read 
> from Red Hat corp/staff. Fedora is an R&D platform. R&D means not stable 
> (ask anyone with experience in an R&D division). You can disagree, and 
> that's fine, but the facts are the facts.
> 
> When asked which Linux distro to use by my company's clients, we say 
> RHEL. It's stable, supported, and production quality.
> 
> To repeat, if you want a stable production quality Linux then use RHEL.
> 
> Other than RHEL, the only other production quality (server) Linuxes are 
> Novell/Suse and Debian (Stable).
> 
> If you doubt me, then ask one of the RH people to chime in. If they say 
> that Fedora is a stable platform that is "suitable for production use" 
> then I'll stand corrected. I have no problems with that.
> 
> From the web:
> 1.) http://fedora.redhat.com/about/rhel.html
> The Fedora Project Users == Early adopters, enthusiasts, developers
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux == Mainstream production environments
> 
> 2.) 
> http://interviews.slashdot.org/interviews/03/11/21/1420242.shtml?tid=106&tid=110&tid=126&tid=163&tid=185&tid=187
> 
> Matthew Szulik said, "We hope that consumer-focused technologies will 
> thrive and mature in the Fedora Project setting. When the code is 
> production quality, Red Hat will make them available as part of a 
> supported distribution."
> 
> Note the "when the code is production quality..." statement.
> 
> Sorry to keep this alive,
> Akbar
> 
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