About fedoras evolution?

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 14:05:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 07:19 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On 06/16/2010 03:47 AM, Mats wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have tried to find information about fedoras evolution but haven't
> > find an answer to the following question:
> > How long will fedora 12 be supported with security updates?
> > I'm coming from ubuntu and used to the idea with LTS-versions (long time
> > support) but I like some of the security philospohy in fedora more.
> > Will fedora 12 be a more mature and stable version in the long run to
> > use? More tested and so on? I know that I have to do some of this
> > judgement by my own.
> >
> > /Mats
> >
> Fedora doesn't have LTS versions. It enjoys a symbiotic relationship 
> with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS for that behavior.
> Fedora releases occur approximately every six months, and each release 
> is maintained with updates until one month past the release of the N+2 
> version of Fedora. (So, Fedora 12 will be supported until one month 
> after the Fedora 14 release - approximately 13 months from its own release).
> If you want long-term support, the right place for that is Red Hat 
> Enterprise Linux, which is based on a snapshot of Fedora development at 
> the time of its release and sees consistent, ABI-compatible updates for 
> seven years.
> So with Fedora vs. Red Hat, you get to pick between the newest 
> technology and features (Fedora) vs. long-term stability and available 
> paid support services (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)

Agreed, but it's worth mentioning that CentOS tracks RHEL releases and
is available at no cost (and consequently no paid support).


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