FW: RedHat errata policy updates and product end of life

Basil Hussain basil.hussain at kodakweddings.com
Fri Dec 20 03:56:00 CST 2002


This might be relevant to a few people on this list. Perhaps if they're
running RH 7.0 on some systems still, like we are... :-)


Basil Hussain
Internet Developer, Kodak Weddings
E-Mail: basil.hussain at kodakweddings.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-announce-list-admin at redhat.com
> [mailto:redhat-announce-list-admin at redhat.com]
> Sent: 19 December 2002 15:29
> To: redhat-watch-list at redhat.com
> Cc: redhat-announce-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Errata policy updates and product end of life
> This email outlines our new policy for errata support for Red Hat Linux
> products and gives the end-of-life dates for currently supported products.
> With the release of Red Hat Linux 8.0 in October, we have been evaluating
> the errata support periods for our previous Red Hat Linux distributions.
> Usually when a new major version is released we would immediately
> discontinue errata support for all but the final point release of previous
> versions.
> Every errata released by Red Hat undergoes vigorous testing and QA
> procedures on each supported release and platform. By discontinuing errata
> support for older releases, we are able to concentrate on the supported
> platforms and ensure timely fixes to critical issues.
> We believe Red Hat Linux users should be able to plan migrations and
> upgrades in advance and therefore need an errata support policy that gives
> clear guidance on on product end-of-life dates, without any immediate
> discontinuation as we release new major revisions.
> Therefore, starting with Red Hat Linux 8.0, we have updated the errata
> support policy and will now provide errata support for all releases of the
> base OS for at least 12 months from the date of the initial release.  The
> Red Hat Linux Advanced Server product line is not affected by this new
> policy.
> We have also taken this opportunity to clarify the end of life dates for
> errata support for our current products:
>       Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Psyche)        December 31, 2003
>       Red Hat Linux 7.3 (Valhalla)      December 31, 2003
>       Red Hat Linux 7.2 (Enigma)        December 31, 2003
>       Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Seawolf)       December 31, 2003
>       Red Hat Linux 7.0 (Guinness)      March 31, 2003
>       Red Hat Linux 6.2 (Zoot)          March 31, 2003
> All users of these products should plan to upgrade before the given end of
> life dates in order to continue to receive errata. In addition, the
> following products have now reached their end of life for errata and are
> no longer supported:
>       Red Hat Linux PowerTools (6.2, 7, and 7.1)
>       All Red Hat Linux releases for the Alpha and Sparc architectures
>       Red Hat Linux 7.1 for the IA64 architecture
> This policy, as well as our current errata and advisories, are available
> from http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/
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