[CentOS-devel] CentOS Release Timeline (Graphical Display)

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Thu Oct 9 16:43:01 UTC 2008


On Thu, 9 Oct 2008, Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:

> On 10/9/08, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>> Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
>>>
>>> http://wiki.centos.org/AlainRegueraDelgado?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=en-centos-lifecycle.png
>>
>> I cant see the other one, but this one is incorrect. neither 4.6 nor 5.2
>> or 3.9 have those lifecycles.
>
> I'll remake the images based on the available wiki FAQs dates. Wait for it.
>
>> The CentOS Version if 3 or 4 or 5, the point bit is only a revision
>> under that and we need to make sure that its clear to people that what
>> they run is CentOS-5 and not CentOS-5.2
>>
>> People who *really* *really* need to care, are very very few, and they
>> can work the relationship out between 5.2 and 5.1 themselves. If they
>> cant, they dont need to care.
>>
>> Perhaps an alternate display with 2 dimensions that could have point
>> release info, as well as lifecycle info ? Or is there some other way to
>> highlight the fact that while 5.2 is the latest release CentOS-5, its
>> not what CentOS-5 is going to be forever ( which is what it looks like
>> from this image ).
>
> Karan, I take your mail to home ... I'll try to display these ideas.
>
> Due the release timeline ... could we predict which will be the last
> release/update number of each major version ? Maybe a timeline could
> reflect in a more simple and clear way where people are ... something
> like:
>
>        Full Updates: --------|--------|--------|--------|--------|-------|
>                             5.0      5.1      5.2      5.3      5.4     5.5
>
> Maintainance Updates:
> --------|--------|--------|--------|--------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
>                             5.0      5.1      5.2      5.3      5.4
>  5.5     5.6     5.7     5.8     5.9
>
> where 5.5 is the last Full Update, and 5.9 the last Maintainance Update.

Unfortunately we can not predict future update releases. :)

But if minor releases could be added like shown above it would indeed be 
much clearer. Sadly it was practically impossible to do that in OpenOffice 
the way I implemented it and make it readable on the slides.

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