Fedora lifetime and stability

Gilboa Davara gilboad at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 08:41:14 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 07:32 -0800, Serguei Miridonov wrote:
> Hello,
> I have some remarks about Fedora lifetime and stability which 
> are very important for general users. Now and in the past 
> there were some issues with Fedora upgrades which turned life 
> into nightmare when instead of doing normal work users had to 
> fight with bugs, sending reports, waiting fixes, etc.
> I think that it might be a good idea to increase the time 
> between Fedora releases and/or make the lifetime of every 
> release at least 2-3 years.
> However, before starting a discussion about this I would like 
> to ask, if this topic was discussed earlier. I'm sure it was 
> but can somebody point me any deep analysis which really 
> proves that current one year lifetime and half-year release 
> period is the best for Fedora?
> Thank you in advance.
> Serguei.

No deep analysis required:
Short term support (1 year), bleeding edge: Fedora.
Long term support (7 years), slow moving: RHEL (and CentOS).

- Gilboa

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