Catching up on Fedora
Havent blogged after FUDCon Delhi and thats a long time with me being sick and ruining bugzilla with a bug triaging effort that went all wrong with me spending hours reopening bugs. Anyway for those who didnt hear about the recent Fedora conference that we had in Delhi, India and want to read up on it along with my reports, have a look at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConDelhi2006
A lot seems to have changed in the Fedora universe as always with the upcoming release of Fedora Core 5 which is beginning to look very promising which I hope we dont screw up with last minute regressions.
David Nielsen.Welcome to Fedora people. I was wondering if you did get my mail since you didnt reply to it. On the topic, I dont think a drastic change in the Fedora lifecycle is desirable. For those who want a very robust and long lifecycle of seven years, there is always RHEL to buy and for the rest who want to participate in the community, you can maintain Fedora releases through the Fedora Legacy project for as long as you want to. Red Hat Linux 7.3, 9,Fedora Core 1,2,3 are maintained by the Fedora Legacy project now with Red Hat taking care of Fedora Core 4, development tree and test releases with Fedora Core 5 launching soon along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3 and 4. Longer releases are going to be pretty stressful and we need to strike a nice balance for rapid progress.
LWN as always had a useful take on this topic not too long back at http://lwn.net/Articles/168907/.