[ATrpms-users] How long will fc12 maintenance last on atrpms
promac at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 15:29:06 CET 2010
On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 26, 2010, at 5:38 PM, O&M Ugarcina <mo.ucina at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hello Axel and Guys,
> >> I was just wandering how long can we stretch the maintenance on fc12 .
> After years of the fedora upgrade merry-go-round I would like to jump off
> and get onto Centos 6 (when it comes out) . So was hoping that we could push
> the end-of-support of fc12 to match the release of centos 6 . Ordinarily I
> would not worry about the gap , however with myth 24 there are a few bugs
> still which are reducing the waf factor rapidly . I use myth for watching
> livetv mostly , with an occasional recording . And livetv at the moment is
> troubled with De-Interlace failings and from the usability point of view the
> channel zapping issues . The De-interlacing seems to come and go as it
> pleases and channel zap always resets back to the first channel in the list,
> so going up and down is a bit of a pain . My hope that fixes for these would
> be just around the corner and could be incorporated into fc12 .
> >> Best Regards
> >> Milorad
> > I can't speak on timing, but doing a live upgrade (via yum) from
> 12->13->14 was fairly painless (I am guessing less so than a distro change
> from f 12 -> centos 6). I would suggest trying that before writing fedora
> off or hoping 12 does not eol too soon.
> +1. I went straight from F12 to F14 using preupgrade and the whole
> experience was very painless. Mythtv was up and recording two hours
> after starting the process. I'm sure Centos is a great OS, but it
> seemed that towards the end of Centos5 people were getting fustrated
> how behind the times it was getting for AV tasks. It sounds like
> swapping one set of issues for another..
The problem is that the kernel is frozen. Rhel5 still uses a 2.6.18 kernel
Furthermore, certain desktop applications (such as Qt, gnome) are never
updated. Therefore, after
a not too long period of time is is very difficult to "keep up the pace".
But I think rhel6 should go fine
for two, maybe three years.
Fedora on the other hand, has the latest software, but sometimes we are
caught by a change
that breaks some stuff, such as the glibc memcpy change, which broke
flash-plugin 64 bits and gstreamer ...
I have never used pre-upgrade because my /boot partition has always been
100MB. When I installed
F14, I changed its size to 512 MB and started to use ext4 for my /home. That
should make my life easier in the future ...
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
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