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Re: FC2 -> FC3 upgrade question



On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 12:15 -0600, Jay Moore wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 11:49, Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> > > 
> > > > In my opinion, the ideal would be an OS upgrade every 3-4 years, and/or
> > > >
> > > >some better (more complete?) tools for automating the upgrade process.
> > > >I'm sure this is a pretty difficult thing to do, but I'm into wishful
> > > >thinking today :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I have to agree with you there. I''m not really sure what consist of a
> > > major upgrade for FC.
> > > Why not simply call it FC (no numeral) and keep upgrading the packages
> > > an that's it.
> > > 
> > > It almost seems like a race simply to get out another major version...
> > > when there seems to be so many little bug fixes improvements that can be
> > > made and still call it FC3 or whatever.
> > > 
> > > This seems like a "Commercial Software" cycle thing. Where we need to
> > > get out a version before the 1st quarter of 05 to bring in some revenues
> > > from upgrades.  ;-)
> > 
> > Yes, I feel we are the tester of a software sometimes.
> > But RedHat is become a commerical software like others.
> > So no choice to continue to use it....
> > 
> Well, that's a good point... RedHat is not alone in this respect. All of
> the OS's I've used depend on revenue from CD sales (aka
> "contributions"), or outright licensing fees to keep the project going.
> Let's face it: at the end of the day, _nobody_ works for free. Somebody
> is paying for much of the time and effort that goes into these OS's. 
> 
> I just wish that a method of generating the necessary revenue could be
> developed that would support a 3-4 year life-cycle for an OS with
> automated patches in between, OR 4-6 months between releases with
> automated upgrades.
> 
> Jay
> 

Isn't this what fedora legacy project it for??

Regards
Andrew
-- 
Andrew Hutchings
Systems Operator / Developer / Linux Guru
Netserve Consultants Ltd.
http://www.domaincity.co.uk/


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