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Thursday, November 14, 2013

End of life PC/OS 2007, 2008, 2009 continued

Some people are kinda upset with us that we are EOL for PC/OS 2007, 2008, 2009.  Well we understand this.  We understand that those releases have done well, they are really good and the amount of time they continue to be in service is a testament to how well they worked.  And we are not forcing you guys to upgrade, we are releasing one last update pack and including components that will allow users to maintain their current deployments and even compile more recent software on those systems.  We went a little further than Canonical did they pulled support back in April 2013.

The reason for this is that PC/OS 2007, 2008, 2009 are legacy systems.  The amount of resources that would go into maintaining those systems is tremendous.  One user asked me why dont we compile the 3.0 Linux kernel series for that system?  Well, because OS/4 OpenLinux 14.1 and PC/OS 4.x already contain the 3.0 kernel series and to backport it to PC/OS 2007, which is 6 years old, would be a tremendous amount of work.  So to make users of those systems happy, and to generate good will.  The security repository will remain in use indefinitely.  It is just one repository, and if users want to compile additional software and updated software we will put it in that repository for you.  They just have to submit it, but the user will be responsible for compiling and packaging the software and if you guys want to create a repository of software yourselves, go ahead and be sure to share it with us.  But we are in no way saying you guys cannot use those systems or you MUST upgrade.  It would not be feasible for us to continue rolling out fixes and support.


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