My pre-1.0 wishlist
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Jun 5 17:12:38 UTC 2016
dfoxfranke at gmail.com said:
>> What's the time scale? How long will distros continue
>> running old "stable" versions?
> Five years is the high end of the typical range and a good thing to shoot
Handwave. Suppose we do a release every 6 months. I'm assuming we will
support the current release, and the previous release so people have time to
switch over. (and maybe the pre-previous for a bit of overlap) That only
goes back a year or a bit more.
If we want to support time scales in the ballpark of 5 years, we have to pick a few good releases for long term support. That will require coordination with distros. Mark: Is that on your radar?
In this context, support means security fixes and bug fixes for nasty non-security cases.
I haven't figured out if that complicates or simplifies testing. We only have to test a few OSes, but we have to add a system running an old stable version to the test farm, probably one for each OS/version/hardware we want to support.
Is anybody expecting long term support for things like Raspberry Pis?
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