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RE: Fedora and the System Administrator -- "have" -> "had"

I don't remember where, probably the Fedora site, but I read that the
goal of Fedora will be to produce a quality product on the bleeding edge
but not a dumping ground for partial or non-working modules.  (my
terrible paraphrase).  I suspect that Fedora will work well for a period
of time, but maintenance on one version will cease upon release of the
second version after it. It might be that it will be stable enough to
operate for long periods but just not be protected from the
vulnerabilities that may later be found.

My 2c.


-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-admin redhat com]
On Behalf Of Bryan J. Smith
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 2:25 PM
To: David Jansen
Cc: fedora-list redhat com
Subject: Re: Fedora and the System Administrator -- "have" -> "had"

Quoting David Jansen <jansen strw leidenuniv nl>:
> Let's home Fedora Legacy can provide the missing middle road between 
> the two existing options.

"Fedora Legacy"???  I'm new here so my ignorance is far fetching (so
feel free 
to "smack" me ;-).

> Or some other third-party support service, we will see what the future

> may bring.

In an ideal world, I'd like to see:

Two "Fedora" tags:
  A)  "Bleeding Edge Kernel/GLibC" (like old RHL .0 releases)
  B)  "RHEL Compatible Kernel/GLibC" (not necessarily ABI, but at least

But I'll settle for any "well integration tested" 'Fedora Core' at this
I'm hoping Red Hat puts enough people on Fedora that we have just that
within 6 
months.  I would call that a "success."

Everything else will come with time and effort.  Red Hat can't do it
all, but I 
believe they will do all they can to help the community.  They have yet
to tell 
me otherwise.

> David (who is also looking into ways to convince work (= university) 
> to allocate some budget for RHEL...)

I hear you.  Maybe if things stop working that _might_ get management to
up the dough.

Bryan J. Smith, E.I.  mailto:b j smith ieee org  http://thebs.org
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movement, which focuses on the most useless details.  Be it recycling
the world's most renewable resource or refusal to use proven CFC
insulation on launch vehicles, no lives will be spared in the further
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