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Re: Deprecating 1.1.x when 1.3.0 comes out.

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2005-10-07 00:16:32 CEST

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 03:44:17PM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> I think we should deprecate the 1.1.x line when 1.3 comes out, as we
> did for 1.0.x when 1.2 came out.
> Anyone disagree?

I don't have any really strong opinions, and I'm "just a user", but
I do feel it might be too soon. On the one hand, it obviously makes
sense, keeping support active for just the 'current' and 'previous'
lines. However ...

When 1.2.0 was released (mid-May 2005), the 1.1.x branch had already
been available for 8 months - and there were strong reasons for people
to have upgraded to it from the 1.0.x line (FSFS, performance, and a
ton of bugfixes).

Fast-forward to mid-November, when I'm predicting 1.3.0 will be released.
The 1.2.x line will have been available for only 6 months. Furthermore,
1.1.x still works pretty well for a lot of people, especially if they
don't need locking, and, as someone mentions every so often, several
of the Linux server distributions - SuSE, most recently, wasn't it? -
are still on a 1.1.x version.

Like I said though, no really strong arguments...


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