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Re: Intentions for 1.11 release timing

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 14:54:03 +0100

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 02:29:25PM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> > Branch for stabilization 4 months after the last release (which was in 2018-04), so:
> >
> > * Branch in 2018-08
> > * Aim to release in 2018-10
>
> Wouldn't we also have to adjust our backporting guidelines if we
> did this?

Yes, certainly we have to adjust our backporting guidelines!

> Would 1.10 only receive "security or data corruption
> fixes" as of October 2018?

No, 1.10 would be designated "LTS" (long term support).

Because we haven't previously told users anything, they should assume that 1.10 will be supported over a similar time scale to previous releases. Therefore we should designate 1.10 as LTS, and 1.11 as a standard (non-LTS) release.

Definitions something like this:

LTS release:
  * full backports for at least 2 years, and at least until the next LTS release
  * security/corruption fixes for at least 4 years, and at least until the next-but-one LTS release

standard release:
  * full backports at least until the next standard release
  * security/corruption fixes at least until the next-but-one standard release

Plus a bit extra (e.g. a couple of months) on each of these times.

- Julian
Received on 2018-05-18 15:54:08 CEST

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