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Re: Fedora 7 Upgrade

I agree with Jesse. We should keep to a more stable platform with fewer updates for production servers. As far as eating our own dog food. I think this is also necessary in order to ensure that we are familiar with the same sort of problems that our users face. The happy medium here might be run Fedora 7 in a virtual machine and have that available when we want to test a feature/service for that OS, but ensure that domain 0 is run by RHEL/CentOS. Just my 2 cents. :)

On 6/9/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Saturday 09 June 2007 02:48:05 jose manimala wrote:
> Would'nt it be a good idea to make respins of the fedora core 7 for
> internal use. Like For app servers we can have a permanent set of
> features and for test servers we can have another. there will be too
> many respins but it will make it easier later on in the future when we
> can just upgrade a respin to newer versions. That way we can avoid
> RHEL as such and run Fedora on all systems. I dont know but i seem to
> prefer Fedora over RHEL. There might still be some packages that are
> proprietary.... that will be the only problem faced is it not.....
> just a suggestion

Respins aren't really that useful in this context.  We can easily choose what
we want to install, and we can easily apply the updates either during or
after install.  A respin won't help us in these manners.  What we don't like
about Fedora is there is not really any attempt to keep a non abi changing
platform, the updates are fast and loose, and the distribution releases get
flushed quickly.

Fedora is great for short term or developmental servers, whereas RHEL/CentOS
is far more suited for long term production environments.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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