On Tue, 2010-12-07 at 00:05 +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
So by this policy, RHEL and SuSE users would be off worse than with my original proposal (10 years).
Red Hat continues to provide patches for RHEL within the "Extended Life Cycle" (years 8, 9 and 10), but it's an optional add-on.
My understanding is that you keep the patches available - but you don't produce any new ones, right?
It typically involves backporting (and testing) security fixes to the older versions of the various OS packages. Whether or not the results of that work count as "new patches" is debatable.
I don't know if CentOS and the other people who rebuild the RHEL sources track those final 3 years.