Fedora7 or Fedora ?
simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk
Wed May 9 14:18:00 UTC 2007
clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> With Fedora7 being released within a month, I would like to ask where
> the discussion of Fedora 'N' becoming just Fedora that was going on a
> month or two ago went.
> I find it irritating (if not impossible) to have to reinstall with each new
> release of Fedora, and having an OS that could be continuously updated
> would be a real plus.
What makes you think that you can't update between different Fedora
versions? I've got servers here that have done every update from FC1 -
FC6. All that happens is that when a new version of Fedora comes out I
stick the CD in, choose the update option and let it do it's thing.
I've had nothing more than the most minor of issues when updating this way.
> I realize that during 'initial' development this is difficult, but
> since we are at '7' it seems that Fedora should be as smart
None of the major distributions I'm aware of do continuous updates
(maybe Gentoo does??), they all have major releases which then receive
minor updates throughout their life. Debian, Suse, Mandriva and Ubuntu
all operate this way. Fedora is no different. Some changes are BIG
(Xfree > Xorg, selinux, GCC versions etc) so a concerted and well tested
release is a good way to handle these sorts of transitions.
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