Re: Long-term-support releases (was: Re: Merge bug -- svn:keywords and conflict resolution)
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> [ Changing the Subject line because this thread has drifted to a different
> topic. ]
>> But, that puts it at odds with running it on a stable Linux distribution...
> So what is different with any other software that these distributions
> install. httpd? linux? gcc? firefox? The list is too long too enumerate.
> These projects all have the same problem. Some have long-term-support
> releases which cater towards downstream consumers such as CentOS.
> Are you saying you think it would be a good idea for Subversion to
> have a long-term-support release as well (supported for a fixed amount
> of time, say, 5 years)?
Given that RHEL5 did eventually update from the 1.4.x initially
shipped, maybe I overstated the problem, although it seemed like they
kept it way too long. Perhaps just concentrating on not breaking
existing APIs (something subversion has been very good about) will be
enough to encourage them to continue to push out the newer revisions.
Received on 2012-06-01 11:12:07 CEST
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