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It would be much better with 9 months between releases.
That will also give every release a lifetime of 20 months.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 11:17 UTC (Fri) by drago01 (subscriber, #50715)
Posted Nov 10, 2012 1:51 UTC (Sat) by AnandC (guest, #87752)
I been an avid user of Fedora since the beginning and 6 month release cycle is just perfect. If Anaconda or any other unready features were moved to F19, this wouldn't be such a mess.
F18 already has plenty other kick ass features.
Posted Nov 10, 2012 2:44 UTC (Sat) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
Posted Nov 10, 2012 4:49 UTC (Sat) by brouhaha (guest, #1698)
Posted Nov 10, 2012 5:05 UTC (Sat) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
The obsolete packages in Fedora shall grow more and more if it continue to have this schedules.
If anyone wants time based releases and laid back comfort, its too bad to try and follow fedora.
Fedora is supposed to be a leader in implementing new technology rather than following.
How can it be a leader if it releases packages later than another distro?
See this link.https://plus.google.com/115547683951727699051
Lennart P says[quote]The ArchLinux folks are fantastic. I wished Fedora would try harder to abide by the the "Features. First." bit in its motto a bit more, because otherwise Fedora should soon find a new motto: "Freedom. Friends. Features. Second."
Anyway, congratulations to the ArchLinux folks. Their upstream work is fantastic. We love you guys![/quote]
Posted Nov 10, 2012 18:09 UTC (Sat) by clump (subscriber, #27801)
Posted Nov 11, 2012 22:48 UTC (Sun) by jondkent (guest, #19595)
If the, far too short, 6 month major release could be thrown in the bin and replace with, say, a major once a year, via fedup if you want, and minor release during the year cycle to rebase the build tree, that'll be a step forward.
Re anaconda, I don't fully understand why Red Hat are so worked up about this. I look after lots of rhel servers at work and use kickstart for these. Can't remember the last time I used anaconda to install rhel.
Posted Nov 13, 2012 7:20 UTC (Tue) by brouhaha (guest, #1698)
I can certainly understand the desire to have both stability and the latest and greatest stuff, but there's not actually a way to have both.
Posted Nov 14, 2012 15:13 UTC (Wed) by hadrons123 (guest, #72126)
But fedora updates to the latest version including the kernel, So it totally negates any kind of stability whatsoever.
Fedora 18 already have around 10000 package updates, even before the beta is released. What is the point of having old packages getting released on january 2013 when you are anyway going to update to the latest version.
I use archlinux and Fedora in my systems and never found Arch crash becoz of some software upgrade. It always has been smooth. Its no way inferior to Fedora.
If anyone tries to use fedora on their production servers they obviously need some education on how to handle servers.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 20:42 UTC (Sun) by rwmj (subscriber, #5474)
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