On 2007-06-07 10:07, Frédéric PICA wrote: > I want to use debian in a production environnement and I think > this life time is to short. I agree with you but see little chance that Debian will fix this. Our 18 months target right now is a compromise, and those never suit everyone. To support a release for 4-5 years, we would need substantially more resources: people who backport security fixes and maintain the archive, mirror operators who don't mind additional gigabytes, package maintainers who don't mind cooperating on old packages, and upstreams who are equally cooperative. I am not saying your idea is bad, just that Debian can't do it. However, since you're not the only one with such interests, I could imagine a group forming to support e.g. etch for the next 4-5 years, backed by financial resources from the companies who are interested in this. If I were you, I'd find similarly minded people and pool resources. But even though I said I agree, I don't think I'll join such an endeavour since it would conflict directly with my activities as developer of Debian unstable. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems SUSE: Soll Unix Sein, Eigentlich.
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