Tom Lane <> wrote:
>Simon Lukasik <> writes:
>> Currently, each Fedora release is kept alive for 13(+/-) months.
>> were dozens of threads about shortening or prolonging period -- but I
>> not sure if something like the following has been ever discussed:
>> Each N-th Fedora release -- where N%3==1 -- is alive for 7 months.
>> Each N-th Fedora release -- where N%3==2 -- is alive for 7 months.
>> Each N-th Fedora release -- where N%3==0 -- is alive for 19 months.
>> Additionally, maintainers might be encouraged to push their system
>> changes into N%3==1. As well as they might be encouraged to make the
>> Fedora N%3==0 their best bread.
>Wouldn't that just encourage 99% of average users to ignore the
>short-lived releases?  It would sure be a damn tempting approach for
>(Personally, all I want out of Fedora is a stable platform to get my
>work done on, and the less often I have to reinstall, the better.)

99% is an overestimation. Personally I would prefer to update every 6 months 
just to have all the latest stuff, but if I support an organization with many 
Fedora installations I would choose the  N%3==0 release, which would provide me 
only security updates after 7 months.

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