[CentOS-devel] CentOS Release Timeline (Graphical Display) - Round 2
dag at centos.org
Mon Oct 13 16:58:46 UTC 2008
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
> Check the following links once again, please:
> The following modifications were done:
> 1. Tried to follow the listed wiki update/maintainance dates.
> 2. A comment about full updates and maintainance updates was added.
> 3. Add an extra rounded box to reflect CentOS major version.
> 4. Add full and maintainance update inside CentOS major verion.
> 5. Add dates for full updates and maintainance updates cycle.
I am afraid there is too much information on a single page, and it is
harder to understand because of those dates you added.
Also I would not call it "Full Updates" and "Maintenance Updates". Red Hat
turned away from those names and now call it phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3
(iirc) so that you are forced to read what they mean. I am sure marketing
wanted to avoid people to only take notice of when they had "Full updates"
aka. "Full support".
Update releases are now officially every 6 months.
Also the Full Updates phase should be 4 years out of the 7 years for RHEL4
and RHEL5. To me it looks like it is only 3 years on your slide. (eg.
RHEL4 is not out of Full Support yet).
The location of the minor release number is very confusing, I think people
may make the wrong conclusion based on the location inside of the bar.
Suffice to say I like my original slide over this one.
PS I noticed there was "Maintainance Updates" in the slide instead of
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