CentOS Death in 2021

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Dec 15 12:05:10 EST 2020

Sean Cole wrote:
 > On 15 Dec 2020, at 02:52, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> As Mark Weider noted, the "official" support is merely a reflection
 >> of their build system, and it relies on a version of Ubuntu still
 >> actively getting security updates.
 > That doesn’t seem to be stated or inferred in the release notes.

Correct, which is why I cited Mark Weider. He and I have each had 
conversations with the core team on this, and what he wrote is correct.

It seems this confusion arises from the ambiguity introduced by having 
"LiveCode" mean multiple different things: it's the product, it's the 
language the product runs on, and it's the company.

I just submitted a docs request on this, suggesting that in the Release 
Notes they change:

"LiveCode supports the following Linux distributions..."


"LiveCode Ltd supports the following Linux distributions..."

...so it becomes clearer that the limitation is only with regard to the 
company's commitment to provide technical support, and not a 
contradiction of the clarification they provide later in the Notes about 
the full scope of expected compatibility:


  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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