Am I the only one confused by the decision of the Fedora Legacy
project to suspend support for Red Hat Linux 7.2 *and* 8.0?
Apparently, no-one came forward to offer to backport security fixes for either release and they are no longer being updated (last release of anything was in mid-May from what I can see...and no kernel since February, despite many security advisories being released since then).
I can understand 7.2 being dropped - it's quite an old release and you can always jump to 7.3 via an upgrade if needs be. However, the dropping of 8.0 is a serious problem - there was no 8.1, so you need to jump a major release to 9 and, what's worse, 7.3 is older than 8.0 and yet is supported !
A quick Google for "Red Hat 7.3" finds 75,500 references, as opposed to 78.600 for "Red Hat 8.0", so anyone who claims 7.3 is much more popular than 8.0 is mistaken - they seem to be about equal in popularity to me. Logic would dictate that if they are keeping 7.3 support, they should keep 8.0 support as well simply because 8.0 is newer than and at least as popular as 7.3.
I can only hope that someone steps up to the plate and restores 8.0 support at some point - there is the Progeny service
, but that's $60 a year for every machine, which is a lot for updates you're used to downloading for free.