Fedora 10 for 9.1.0?

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Tue Oct 14 19:19:02 EDT 2008

On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Walter Bender wrote:

> We went through this early on in the development of the OLPC software
> stack. It became clear that we were not far enough along to be able to
> settle in on RHEL. Maybe we'll be at that point after another turn or
> two of the crank. Maybe the XS will be there sooner. But too much is
> in flux.

I don't want to start a distro flamefest, but the question needs to be 

the distro landscape has changed a bit in the last few years, is it worth 
considering a jump to Ubuntu if it has a better fit for your release 
cycle? at the very least it telegraphs the long-term support versions.

it's not like you really depend on the underlying distro for very much. 
it's mostly a convienient codebase to start from in developing your own 

David Lang

> -walter
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Martin Langhoff
> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:21 AM, Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 13:34 +0200, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>>>> do we plan to rebase to F10 for 9.1.0? I'm asking because I'd need to
>>>> know if I can depend on gtk 2.14...
>>> If not, then you're going to be basing on a Fedora release which will be
>>> EOL'd[1] very soon after the OLPC release...
>>> Jeremy
>>> [1] Fedora 9 EOL will be 1 month after Fedora 11's release, so say
>>> June-ish
>> Yeah - the Fedora lifecycle does not end up being a good fit for us.
>> There is no clear (supported) path to go from a Fedora ("bleeding
>> edge") release to a LTS path with RHEL or CentOS.
>> Is there any hints as to how that could be improved? Understanding how
>> RH picks where to base RHEL would be a start...
>> On one hand we need the latest freshest code as we're driving quite a
>> few changes in the stack -- but we also need LTS.
>> (I don't mean to complain or flame -- the focus is on "lifecycle" in
>> the first para. Some things have been fantastic, including the
>> "beginning" of the lifecycle - IOWs how quickly Fedora picks upstream
>> changes...)
>> cheers,
>> m
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