Whither Fedora Legacy?
Posted Jan 20, 2005 14:16 UTC (Thu) by smoogen
Parent article: Whither Fedora Legacy?
One of the things at least for Debian 'Legacy' is that they are only supporting 'stable' and not 3 back releases. When Woody became stable, Debian Security released a statement saying that in 6 months, they would no longer offer updates for slink. There was a lot of people saying that was horrible and they would switch to something more commercial.. however Debian stuck to it because as they said.. they dont have rhe resources to do so. I think Debian security has said the same thing when Sarge comes out. Woody security will occur for 6 months and then thats it.
I do not know how far back Gentoo goes.. however, as they have a build from source and a portage system.. they can rely on the customers to do all the system builds for them.
To be honest.. I think Fedora Legacy is going to need some major recruiting of home hackers. It seems to have originally tried to get a lot of consulting firms to do this as it was their bacon in the fire, but very few of the 20 or so I remember in the conversation actually dove in. I do not think that their business plans, time, or abilities could afford to try this. And as you say it is a thankless job that gets mostly complaints. It is why companies charge a premium for 'legacy updates' for like old VMS and such.
The only solution I can see is that you need to recruit some home hackers and make sure that they get Free Beer/Pepsi/Whateveryouwanttodrinkmate day at every Con you can think of :).
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