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Re: [condor-users] Fedora

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On Thursday 02 October 2003 04:16 am, Adam Mercer wrote:
> Just wondering what are the plans for supported Linux distributions now
> that Red Hat 9 is going to the last release of Red Hat as we know it,
> Fedora from now on. Are you staying with Fedora/Red Hat?

As far as I have heard, RedHat will still be providing the main system 
distribution itself, this is just the solution to their wanting to drop 
responsability for a ton of rpm's.  Take this as a hypothetical situation 
(emphasis on hypothetical):  RedHat wants to push GNOME as a desktop but 
doesn't want to spend time/resources on KDE.  They drop KDE and leave it up 
to developers to provide RPM's for it.  Well, Fedora is already doing this 
for packages that RedHat does not provide (or drops, like WindowMaker and 
RedHat 9), so this is a way of making Fedora packages "official" and 
basically outsourcing their work to the community.

With RedHat keeping the base system up to date, the Fedora additions should 
not affect Condor at all.

On that note..   if you don't like the idea of having to upgrade RH every year 
when their end-of-life cycle hits, check out Gentoo Linux[1].  We will be 
testing condor on Gentoo Linux this week as we want to replace our current 
master with a box that runs Gentoo, however it will be a lot easier to get it 
to work once the code is released and it can be compiled for the 


[1] - http://www.gentoo.org

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