On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 05:56:55PM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 15:57 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> Should we try and experiment with a 'sub' distribution? Say take
> Fedora 12 and keep it running for 18 months? [Lets not get into how
> this will fail... how could we make it work?]
As I was saying to someone on IRC, the problem is two-fold:
1). Lifetime of the release. When it's over, you're fedora-legacy.
2). Stable updates are often wholesale rebases. So if you want
stability, you need to cherry-pick stuff that wasn't cherry-picked in
the original branch. You need to do a lot of extra work, and as was
pointed out to me, you'd also be trying to duplicate the legacy model in
this aswell, but now with the added overhead of extra backports.
oh, dreaming is so nice, but where is manpower? :-)
Anyway, from wiki:
Our main goal is to find a technical solution - by maintaining
compatibility, with possibility to enable/disable certain features,
etc. We think that the main problem is the lack of communication
between groups and we would like to focus from the very beginning
on improving it.
In other words, our goal is (was?) to by *constructive* opposition to
desktop maniacs from fedora-devel. And we would like to keep Fedora
usable on servers (as Dan said "testing and preparing server things").
Things like long lifetime and slower update rate is the next level in
Karel Zak <kzak(a)redhat.com>