OS Future now that Fedora Legacy defunct
fedora at aprilcottage.co.uk
Thu Dec 21 20:36:36 UTC 2006
Anne Wilson wrote:
> You miss the point, Kevin. Of course you can upgrade on older systems
> - if you want to. I've done it myself. I have two boxes, though, that
> run FC4 and for several reasons I do not want to upgrade them. It's
> just 10 months since FC4 was installed on both of them. I don't need
> the latest and greatest on either of them, but I do want security
> updates, and I'm not going to get them. Frankly, Legacy was the
> biggest reason I had for coming to Fedora. I understand about the lack
> of manpower in volunteer situations, but I'm less than happy. If I
> have to install afresh to get a secure system I'll probably change to
> CentOS rather than install FC6 on those boxes.
For what it's worth, there is a current official proposal that security
support should be extended to about thirteen months -- support for
installing one release, missing the next completely, and then when the
release *two* after you'd originally installed came out, you'd have a
month to upgrade.
See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraSummit/ReleaseProcess (at the
bottom in bold) and
and the following thread.
Hope this helps,
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