fedora-it community site on Ubuntu server

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon Jan 10 16:21:30 UTC 2011

On 01/10/2011 04:57 PM, Tom Callaway wrote:
> On 01/10/2011 10:51 AM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 01/10/2011 03:10 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>> Heck, large chunks of Fedora's own infrastructure run on RHEL.
>> Is there any particular reason why we are doing that?
>> Does it not discredits Fedora as a viable server platform if we do that?
>> Honestly should we be eating our own dog food and all that?
> We do this because the lifecycle of Fedora is not compatible with
> providing and maintaining a long life hosting infrastructure. Does that
> mean that Fedora is not an ideal platform for server deployments lasting
> longer than a year and a half? Yes, in my humble opinion.

You are expecting users to live with this life-cycle (on servers and 
clients), so you telling us that Fedora is unsuitable for Fedora's own 
servers seems rather poor to me.

> Don't get me wrong, the lifecycle of Fedora is great for many things,
> but the lifecycle of RHEL is far more appropriate for our hosting and
> infrastructure needs.
Don't get me wrong - Fedora's life-cycle works very well, even on servers.


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