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On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 02:06:16PM +0000, C. L. Martinez wrote:
> On Thu  1.Dec'16 at 14:50:59 +0100, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 04:26:38PM +0300, Eva Star wrote:
> > > On 12/01/2016 02:47 PM, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > R4 Will be fedora-23 based for dom0 right?
> > > > 
> > > > This is the plan right now.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Why plans always point to old fedora release? Fedora 25 already available.
> > > Why Qubes dom0 planed to be at fedora-23? (two versions delay)
> > 
> > To not delay Qubes 4.0 any more than necessary. Switching to new Fedora
> > release requires some work. And as Andrew pointed out, it isn't a
> > problem for security. If anything at all, some hardware compatibility,
> > but we will provide newer kernel at least.
> > 
> To avoid this type of situations, why not use an LTS distro (CentOS, Unbuntu 
> ...) for dom0??

In most cases LTS distro does not solve hardware compatibility problem
at all - you still get old drivers even if the release is still
supported. The only difference is how long bug fixes (for this outdated
software) are released.

So, generally it is good idea, but it will not solve this particular
problem. This is why we have this ticket:
See discussion there for details.

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Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
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