Fedora Life Cycle
gdk at redhat.com
Mon Oct 22 21:21:44 UTC 2007
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira wrote:
> I'm thinking about the Fedora Life Cycle and i have some conclusions:
> - - 13 months is a very short life cycle time and it's a bad thing
> thinking in the Fedora Marketing (I am constantly asked about it in my
> - - with this short time we cannot use Fedora in production servers. In
> Brazil we have BIG FEDORA CASES and it's a major concern of Brazilian TI
> - - many of linux distributions has more than 13 months of life cycle
> So,how can we extend that life cycle to increase for at least 2 years by
> IMHO, we should do this!!
Appreciate the enthusiasm, Rodrigo, but again:
The goal of Fedora is rapid innovation.
The goal of RHEL/Centos is long-term supportability.
These two goals tend to be mutually exclusive.
The Fedora Legacy project tried to maintain Fedora releases for a longer
period of time. Legacy failed because no one volunteered to support it.
Why? Because they were all using Centos.
IMHO, it's far more interesting -- and useful -- to make upgrades work
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