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Re: LedgerSMB 1.3.6-rc1 released
- Subject: Re: LedgerSMB 1.3.6-rc1 released
- From: Philip Rhoades <..hidden..>
- Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:49:06 +1100
On 2011-11-24 00:31, Chris Travers wrote:
Just a few notes to anyone who may be looking for recommendations.
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 5:21 AM, o1bigtenor <..hidden..>
I am also not trying to start any kind of distro war!
I switched from Fedora for business use because I got right tired of
having to update every six months (or so). Upgrading sometimes left
with issues (I am a serious user NOT a hacker so I still am not very
proficient at troubleshooting) that cost me a lot of time and
sometimes expense. So I made a decision to switch to Debian because
liked the idea of longer term upgrade cycle. I would like to stay on
such for precisely that one reason - - I do not like to change
twice a year.
I tend to stick on a Fedora version till the end of it's supported life
so I get about 11 months or so. Having said that though, Fedora IS the
bleeding edge for RH . .
First, as a Fedora user let me say that without a doubt it is a very
lousy server OS. I would not recommend running business servers on
Could you elaborate a little? I have always been pretty happy with it
I develop on it because it gives me early warnings for the kinds
of issues that may pop up with the RHEL-family of distros.
which is what it is meant for of course . .
So I do
run LedgerSMB on it in an eat-your-own-dogfood sort of way, so my
failure to follow my own advice here is rather deliberate.
For non-dev installations of LedgerSMB, in my opinion, you really
a distro with long-term support. This means one of:
1) RHEL and friends (CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc)
2) Debian Stable
3) Ubuntu LTS (and friends, like Mint LTS)
4) Anything else with a long support cycle.
The problems that Darald brings up are real ones. There may be
advantages for us devs ignoring these and working on short-term
support releases ourselves. However I would not today use these in
setting up servers for customers.
Debian is not a bad distro, and neither is Scientific Linux.
I might have a look at a virtual SL setup now on your recommendation!
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