Some "Product Relationship" questions

Barry K. Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Tue Sep 23 07:59:45 UTC 2003


I have some questions regarding the info on this page:
http://fedora.redhat.com/about/rhel.html

I'll just try asking the questions in random order...

It says the "Update Lifetime" will be "2-3 months after next release".
Combine that with a "Release Interval" of 4-6 months, and that would
suggest an "Update Lifetime" of 6-9 months, not the 12 currently listed
on: https://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/

This looks like another change in errata policy. (In addition to the
info on the chart, I'm assuming the current policy for "Red Hat Linux"
does not automatically apply to "Fedora Core" based on the name change
alone, if nothing else.) Is this a correct interpretation of the
situation?

Also, the chart lists "Developer Community" as "Testers". To the best of
my knowledge, Red Hat QA was involved with previous Red Hat Linux
releases. Are they out of the loop now, or do they somehow fall under
the "Developer Community" umbrella?

Finally, since the "Update Source" will be the "Developer Community",
will Red Hat still list the errata on the
https://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/ site for Fedora Core, as it
does now for Red Hat Linux?

Thanks in advance.

-Barry K. Nathan <barryn at pobox.com>





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