The same situation exists for Fedora, only there's no
business factors to consider, but rather community-factors.
If someone has an app, or apps that they expect to be
able to use for years to come, and they have trouble with
getting them running in FC6, they might stay with FC5 or
switch distros or something - if they don't feel like
configuring everything manually for themselves.
The big puzzle IMHO, is: Just how many applications out
there, and just how many users, will be affected by this,
even in a small way?
Also if they are affected is it just a matter of updating the
application to deal with the new way or if commercial trying to
convince the vendore that it's worth they're while. Could an app have
the ability to support both? My guess would yes (maye with an
If its just a matter of upgrading to version x I don't think it would
be a major problem.