Wrong distro for stability, then
Posted Aug 15, 2006 6:19 UTC (Tue) by eru
In reply to: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
What is the meaning of FCn? It really has to mean that the set of packages that make it up are largely fixed in stone, it would suit many users that it meant that you will only get security updates. I have friends and family on Fedora boxes that I manage for them remotely and if they sucked down a new xorg it runs the risk of causing me more trouble than it would bring them benefit.
But if you really want this, you (or at least the friends&family computers
you help manage) should really be running RHEL, CentOS or other "enterprise"
distribution, which has a policy of doing only bug and security fixes after
each major release. I'm running CentOS on a couple of computers on which the
emphasis is on getting mundane work done with minimal need to worry about the
platform "living" too much under my feet, and so far it has worked well.
But this obviously is a boring solution :-).
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