Todd Zullinger wrote:
Fedora's stated lifetime policy and rate of technical advancement
has to be weighted against other distribution choices in the Fedora
derived ecosystem which move more slowly. The release cycle and
updating policy of the Fedora distribution are not necessarily the
most attractive elements for use in production systems.
Or anything but disposable test boxes?
Like various parts of the build infrastructure that builds the various
Fedora and EPEL packages? I don't consider those to be disposable
test boxes, but I really don't know what your criteria are.
I mean in a situation where if they don't come up running after a
scheduled update/reboot it will cost you something. Doing a job that
can wait until an experienced administrator fixes things or pulling data
stored in some more reliable repository doesn't really count.
Are there plans to add the things that would most likely to be
needed - the popular desktop packages like OpenOffice, Firefox,
Evolution, Thunderbird, etc. in the versions that fedora is
Not likely. EPEL isn't about replacing things in RHEL. It is about
Then it still misses the need for a way to get current desktop programs
without wild and crazy changes in the kernel and device drivers.