[CentOS] Fedora bugs and EOL [was Re: CentOS users: please try and provide feedback on Fedora] Boltron

Sat Jul 29 15:21:54 UTC 2017
Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 07:56:41PM +0200, hw wrote:
> Sure is:  You get to manage your distribution yourself by picking the
> versions of packages you figure might work together, which you are
> supposed and required to do with Gentoo, especially when you run into
> yet another dependency conflict.  Only --- I guess --- you don?t get
> the same level of control over the packages as you get with Gentoo
> because there aren?t any USE flags.

No, this isn't it it all. Modules are sets of packages which the
distribution creators have selected to work together; you don't compose
modules as an end-user. 

> Are you sure that all the added complexity and implicitly giving up a
> stable platform by providing a mess of package versions is worth it? 

This is a false dichotomy. We will be providing a stable platform as
the Base Runtime module.

> How are the plans about dealing with bug reports, say, for squid 2.7,
> for those who need that version for a feature which hasn?t been
> included in current versions yet? Just wait a bit until the
> distribution goes EOL? Is RH going to fix them once someone has
> bought their support?

I can't speak to Red Hat plans or Red Hat fixes. In Fedora, we might
have, say, squid 3.5, squid 4.0, and squid 5 streams (stable, beta, and
devel) all maintained at the same time.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader