[CentOS-devel] CentOS Release Timeline (Graphical Display) - Round 2

Mon Oct 13 16:58:46 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:

> Check the following links once again, please:
> http://wiki.centos.org/AlainRegueraDelgado?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=en-centos-lifecycle.png
> http://wiki.centos.org/AlainRegueraDelgado?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=es-centos-lifecycle.png
> 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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