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Korora EOL - Temporary break

First of all, I'd like to thank all the people involved in developing this fantastic distro. Your hard work is very much appreciated.

I can fully understand the reasons for a break and, although it's sad news, I'm glad I had the chance to try this very fine distro.

Anyway... I'd like to keep my current Korora 26 install... so, how should I upgrade to Fedora 27 > 28? Or would it be better to do a fresh install?

Support for Fedora and Korora 26 ends in a couple of months if i remember correct, you can upgrade to Korora 27, it's repo's are online for some time now but don't expect any new updates to come. If you want a supported and kept up to date system, go for a fresh install of Fedora for the time being.

Thanks for the the wonderful work you have done. It's a bummer, but very understandable. I recently saw that "chapeau linux" had closed up shop a while ago as well. I was hoping maybe some members from that project would have found a home here, but i think it was a project of one. Well... it has been fun, and has been my longest running distro. I had been a distro hopper for a long time. I'll probably start up again now. The linux world is crazy with all the wonderful spins, flavors, and newborn creations for the linux desktop. I wish I had the skills to help more with this project, but I tried my best to be a community member in the forums. I assume the forums will still have some support or moderation from ozjd and others for a little while? On a side note, I did happen to notice that fedora has made it easier to enable some 3rd party repos, and there has been a lot of work in other 3rd party repos as well. With this change, along with the additions of flatpaks, snaps, and appimages, it might make it easier for some to switch to something else. But I really liked some of the other stuff you guys had worked on or were working on.

Thanks again for everything. I look forward to the day the project springs back to life. You guys are truly awesome!

Very sad news for me. I use K26 both on my work and at home. I hope its not the real end

Sad news for me as well. Korora is a fantastic distro. I would never have gained the enjoyment of Fedora otherwise. Incidentally, the upgrade here to K-27 in XFCE trim went very nearly flawlessly, just had to reinstall gcalcli. Listen, I'm an Uber driver in Seattle. You guys ever get up this way, first beer is on me.

One developer and two community managers did all this spun from Fedora? I stand in awe of the expertise. Thanks for all of your work. I hope Korora will be back.

Very sad news indeed. Korora was definitely my preferred choice over Fedora. I wish you all the best and thank you for such a fine distro.

So may I help for something? For testing e.g?

aornos wrote:
So may I help for something? For testing e.g?

That will be useful when things start again but at the moment all you or anyone can do is help with support in here, on irc (which has been pretty quiet lately) or on social media. Not much happening even with support at the moment. Thanks for the offer.

I've been using this for only a couple months, my transition from Ubuntu Linux Mint was a bit rough. After all that work (and learning) I hope this will continue in the future. Should I be concerned down the road about security? Or should I install a dual boot to another flavor of Linux?

zosimascd wrote:
I've been using this for only a couple months, my transition from Ubuntu Linux Mint was a bit rough. After all that work (and learning) I hope this will continue in the future. Should I be concerned down the road about security? Or should I install a dual boot to another flavor of Linux?

If you are using 26 it will go EOL soon. Fedora only supports versions for about a month after the release of the next version plus 1. However you should be able to upgrade to 27 which will be supported for the next 6 months. See https://kororaproject.org/support/documentation/upgrading-korora for upgrading.

Thanks, I'll upgrade today, and cross the next linux bridge in 6 months.... luckily I keep lot's of backups, including one off-site.

Very sad indeed! Ozjd, you guys did a fabulous job with Korora. I have setup korora systems for family members and friends. Certainly not technical people and they were using it from day one with little tech supprt from me. Enjoy your respite and hopefully we will see you soon.

For those wishing to keep thier Korora systems functional this giude posted by another forum member works great. I just finished it and it seems to work well (did it on a VM will be trying it on metal this weeked)

https://kororaproject.org/support/engage/question/upgrading-korora-27-to-fedora-28-1

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