Fedora looks to prevent upgrade disasters
Posted Feb 5, 2009 9:48 UTC (Thu) by Tet
Parent article: Fedora looks to prevent upgrade disasters
Others, though, shot down the idea as not only overly-ambitious but unnecessary, on the grounds that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS distributions already provided stable versions of the same code as Fedora
I won't comment on the necessity of the original proposal. However, claiming RHEL/CentOS provide stable versions of the same code as Fedora is nonsense. They provide stable versions of the same code as obsolete versions of Fedora. For example, the current release of RHEL is based on a Fedora 6. The oldest supported Fedora release is 9, and that only has a brief time left to live.
I know that this is by design. But the gap between RHEL5 and RHEL6 has been too large, and it's now difficult to recommend RHEL for pretty much anything. For many things, it's now virtually impossible to develop something on a Fedora desktop and deploy it on a RHEL server because the difference between the two is simply too great.
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