On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 15:57 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
Should we try and experiment with a 'sub' distribution? Say
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.
So maybe we could pick a very small set of packages and call it a base
platform, and have a longer lifetime on it. But first look at why the
Fedora Legacy project failed and ask if we can avoid that.