New Releases

Buck RHList at
Tue Sep 23 17:08:15 UTC 2003

Bear with this newbie a moment... If I read you correctly, the open
source projects you speak of are additional software and users want the
newest software on the older operating systems.  

That being the case, the user would need to either get the older program
to go with the older os or get the newer os to use the newer program.  

I still see that being more of a problem with faster os updates.  Slow
down the os updates and the other projects will be compatible longer.

Just from my point of view as a newbie to this arena.  


-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin at [mailto:fedora-list-admin at]
On Behalf Of Stephen Smoogen
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:49 PM
To: fedora-list at
Subject: RE: New Releases

My experience with support is that many open source projects were
getting very tired of having to support old versions of 0.01 xyz app
that shipped with Red Hat 7.3 because lots of people use it and hadnt
updated to RHL9 or didnt want to put a non distro RPM of the latest and

The OS groups would tell the user to upgrade or else, and the user would
tell RH or complain on lists that RH is soooo behind the curve.

On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 08:17, Buck wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.  I don't think I was clear on a couple of things

> though. While I understand that we are talking about RH and Fedora, I 
> may be referring to the Linux community at large.  Of course it may 
> only be Red Hat pushing for the fast releases.
> The choice of products I was referring to here were the current 
> release and the previous release (1 year or 2 year supported 
> products).  It would probably be better worded: choice of two 
> releases, currently in the works, or released.
> Buck
> -----Original Message-----
> > 
> > This would give everyone a choice of 1 or two years support 
> > depending
> > on which product they chose, not to mention a larger window in which

> > to plan to upgrade.
> There is no product to choose - just Fedora.  If you want *real* 
> Redhat products, the lifetime is drastically different than the Fedora

> lifetime.
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