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Re: Again: EOL Policy for Fedora Extras

Le dimanche 19 février 2006 à 13:37 +0100, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> On Sun, 2006-02-19 at 11:50 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le samedi 18 février 2006 à 23:05 -0600, Dennis Gilmore a écrit :
> > And I absolutely do not mean FEL should be a separate entity with no
> > access to FE ressources. It could be a FE SIG or something else within
> > FE. But there must be some coordinating structure, and package lifetimes
> > should not be decorrelated. Pick up when you want and abandon whenever
> > you feel so is fine and dandy for packagers, but it's also user hell.
> Why? A user gets what he gets, when it's done - done by others.

Because installing any given linux distribution is an investment by the
user. You can tell the user: at date $foo the repo is not maintained
anymore. He can plan for it to minimise the EOL pain.

This is quite different from "we'll drop maintenance whenever we feel
like and we won't maintain repo consistency, sorry if problems happen
when you depend on your system and have no time to upgrade it". 

Nicolas Mailhot

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