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Re: Intentions for 1.11 release timing

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 11:53:17 +0000

> > 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
>
> Sorry, no. No one can plan with the words "at least". This isn't a
> guarantee.

If we had said "for four years, or shorter if we feel like it", *that*
would have been a non-guarantee...

... but it's not what's being proposed. What's being proposed is to
promise support for the *longer* of (four years) and (until the after-
next LTS release), so in particular, it means that a 1.x LTS release
will be supported for four years from the moment it's GA'd, period.
It might be supported for more than four years, but not for less.

Seems like a guarantee to me.
Received on 2018-05-20 13:53:29 CEST

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