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

Thu Oct 9 13:15:44 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Thu, 9 Oct 2008, Karanbir Singh 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.
> 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 ).

That's why I indicated the update releases in my image. And that is why I 
put the release version at the end (and not at the front) of the timeline.

However, the image includes much more information than a normal individual 
can get out of it without someone guiding them. So while I am not that 
concerned with the fact that someone may interprete it wrongly, I do think 
that the text (or explanation) that comes with it should highlight some of 
the things that would normally be told during a presentation.

This slide and the next one need guidance anyhow to transfer the 
full message.

BTW if you compare it to the release-cycle Canonical released after my 
blog-post it is very easy to be misled by what Ubuntu LTS offers.

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