Monday, July 24, 2006

End Of Life Time

Fedora Project has decided to discontinued the support for Fedora Core 1/2 and Red Hat Linux 7.3/9. It means that RedHat/Fedora Core users will have to upgrade or migrate to at least Fedora Core 3, 4 or 5 in order to get support or updates for their systems. Here are the announcement taken from LinuxCompatible

"With Fedora Core 6 Test 2 set to be released July 26th, it is time we announce the End of Life of our various Legacy supported releases.

After much discussion on fedora-legacy-list and the #fedora-legacy IRC channel on the freenode network, we have decided to end of life the following releases when FC6 Test2 is released:

Fedora Core 1
Fedora Core 2

This will leave us with supporting just releases 3 and 4 of Fedora Core. As to our Red Hat Linux releases (7.3 and 9) the following has been decided:

New issues (bugs) will be accepted until October 1st of this year. No new bugs will be accepted after that mark. All existing bugs will be resolved to the best of our ability by December 31st of this year. What hasn't been completed by then will not be completed by the Fedora Legacy project. This will be the end of Fedora Legacy's support of the Red Hat Linux line of distributions. We will continue focusing our efforts on the Fedora Core line, and improving our integration with the Fedora project in whole.

Please watch for more announcements regarding our integration with the Fedora project, and for schedule information should it change (Fedora Core release schedules can and do slip from time to time)

Please direct any questions to the email list."