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Sorry for confusion -- Re: Some supporting ideas regarding fedora legacy project when FC6 is out today


 Sorry, confusion regarding the release date and "end
of official support" date.

 But in general, That doesn't look like a bad idea, a
strategy similar to linux kernel maintenance.

 Every will gain from the strategy: Redhat RPM lovers
will stay happily with FC/FCLegacy with longer release
support time; Redhat Inc. will attract more users, I
mean, both pure enthusiastic and small business users.
Currently FC just scares aways small business users to
Debian/Gentoo because the former have so short a
lifespan. Without real business users play in these FC
test-beds RHEL will die away shortly. 

 FC Legacy support group have no reasons to object the
strategy as well? :) There are lesser releases to
support but better support for supported ones.

--- Robinson Tiemuqinke <hahaha_30k yahoo com> wrote:

> Hi,
>  Glad that FC6 is out today for download/playing. 
>  But FC5 and FC6 are released too closely -- only
> three months apart. while FC4 had released over one
> year before FC5 appeared. Consequently, a lot of
> people and small organizations, as far as I know,
> have
> installed bunches of "free" FC4 boxes instead of
> FC5.
> Thereafter, they will directly go to FC6 instead of
> FC4->FC5->FC6, taking into the consideration of that
> each upgrade from one release to another one is not
> a
> tedious work.
>  Based on the above fact, one idea will flow out
> naturally: based on the limited resourses of fedora
> legacy groups, and facing losing users because
> limited
> legacy support is flatted to each FC legacy release.
> Is it possible to support only some subset of
> releases? We can take the following strategy:
>  1, for each odd-numbered release, take it as a
> alpha
> version release, and don't support it with limited
> fedora legacy resources. So FC5, FC7, FC9 will not
> go
> into fedora legacy. and they will be in
> official(redhat) support status in no more than half
> year, or even a quarter. 
>  2, for each even-numbered release, take it as a
> post-beta version release. these version will stay
> in
> official support for more than one year like FC4,
> then
> after its ending of official support, the release
> will
> go to fedora legacy for another one and half years
> or
> even longer based on resources.
>  3, for the support even-numbered releases, both
> i386/x86_64 arches are supported. because nowadays
> all
> new machines are amd64 or Intel EM64T, while
> original
> i386 is still in use.
>  This way we can bring FC releases back into the
> free
> RH years since RH6.0 to RH9, helpful for FC, RH and
> users.
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