Thoughts on orphaning and retiring some .NET packages in Fedora?
by Omair Majid
Upstream will stop maintaining .NET 5 on May 08, 2022 . What should
we do about .NET 5 packages in Fedora at that point?
I think we should - at a minimum - remove .NET 5 from Fedora 36, which
is expected to be released at April 2022 . We can leave it in for
Fedora 35 and earlier, with the understanding that any security issues
in .NET 5 will not be fixed - at least by the package maintainers -
after upstream End of Life's it.
At some point later in 2022, we are going to run into a similar problem
.NET Core 3.1 as well. .NET Core 3.1 will reach its End of Life on
December 3, 2022 , a little after when Fedora 37 should go out.
Perhaps we should remove both 3.1 and 5.0 before Fedora 36 is released?
That would reduce the number of users who might accidentally depend on
an unsupported package?
(I am all but certain that .NET 6 will be available in all active Fedora
by early next year.)
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