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SLF 4 roadmap

by Troy Dawson last modified 2010-01-27 11:22
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The Scientific Linux Fermi development team has put out a roadmap for Scientific Linux Fermi 4.

http://fermilinux.fnal.gov/distribution/roadmap

Scientific Linux Fermi 4 is going to follow the same type of roadmap that we followed for Scientific Linux Fermi 3.

  • SLF 4.9 will be a "legacy" release. It will be supported until the time that RedHat no longer supports RHEL 4, which is February 2012.
    This release will only get minimal support, security updates only. Red Hat calles this the "Production 3 Life Cycle Phase", which is
    During Production 3, at a minimum, qualified security errata of
    important or critical impact and selected mission critical bug fixes
    may be released independent of minor releases.
    
    No new functionality, new hardware enablement or updated installation
    images are planned for release in Production 3 life cycle phase.
    There are no minor releases planned during this phase.
    
  • SLF 4.0-4.8 will be obsoleted. Currently that is set to October 10, 2010. That date is flexible. We want to give users at least 6 months to update to SL 4.9. So if SLF 4.9 takes too long to be released, we will move the October date back.

Summary:
SLF 4.0-4.8 : Obsolete in October 2010
SLF 4.9 : Minimal support (security only) until February 2012


Thank You
Scientific Linux Fermi Development Team


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